tabular rasa

“blank slate”

Hello to you all ..

Tabula rasa refers to the epistemological idea that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. Are we born blank slates?

This theory does not appy to chickens!

It has been proved that chickens have a cultural knowledge that they pass down from generation to generation. They have more than 30 types of vocalizations to distinguish between threats and a mother hen begins to teach these calls to her chicks before they even hatch. She clucks softly to them while sitting on the eggs, and they chirp back to her and to each other from inside their shells!

Experiments also show that very young chicks understand that an object that moves out of sight still exists. It takes babies until around a year old to grasp the key concept that out of sight does not mean out of mind.

Newly born chicks are able to keep track of numbers up to five.

Now who would have believed that?


This weeks CLEVER Specials

  • Sundowner wings – put them in tin foil in the oven for an hour or so, open up and grill till brown – finger licking lekker! TOP SELLER! R50.00
  • 12 pce “Braai” Pack – ideal to cook in a slow cooker or in the oven with veggies. Make a warming chicken stew for supper and have leftovers tomorrow. Only R95 this week
  • Smoked, cooked breast fillets – Make a creamy brocolli and smoked breast pasta dish. Recipe here
  • Drumsticks – How about some sticky Asian Glazed Drumsticks? The recipe is on our site only R49.00!
  • Schmaltz or chicken butter – use it for frying your eggs or chicken/beef burgers. It is really economical and adds extra flavour to your dishes. Only R25 for 500g. It lasts for ages.

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Cheers for now, Lindy and Filip

**Don’t forget your eggs, butter and feta cheese! **