Blog31Days, Chicken Lives Matter Series

Presidential Order-Pecking Order

Being in charge is huge! There are those elected to be in charge, gifted to be in charge, talented enough to be in charge and then there are those who peck to be in charge. On the chicken front, it would definitely be “to peck to be in charge”. Pecking order is a real event in the chicken yard.

On July 2, Ann-Marie AlcÁntara a tech editor, wrote an article “18 People Who Are in Line For the Presidency”.   Using the the Trump administration, she created a list of names in order of power. Here is her list of the powerful:

1 Vice President Mike Pence
2 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
3 Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
11 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
14 Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao
15 Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
16 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin
18 Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly

So, for us folks in the chicken business, this is how it would come down in the world in which we live in terms of power.

In the chicken yard in regards to hens, dominance begins with a peck and the worst situation is for the lowest hen rated being pecked by all. It is suggested by chicken keepers that the most dominant hen pecks everyone. The 2nd dominant then pecks everyone except for the very powerful and so on. By the time it gets to the last hen, she is pecked by all. It is truly called “pecking order”.

Pecking order entails a lot.  Not only does the top hen eat and drink first, but she get the best insects and bugs if they are plentiful.  She  also chooses the best roosting spot and selects the time and where she wants to lay her eggs.  She’s top hen in the chicken run!

Below is the order of power in the Chicken Lives Matter run:

1. Juliette
2. Haus-Lady
3. Lena
4. Goldie
5. Janette
6. Sylvia
7. Dotty-T
8. Carol
9. Lillie
10. Sadie
11. Rhodie
12. Ronella
13. Olivia
14. Lavender
15. Octavia
16. Laverne
17. Labran
18. Crooked tail Tess

No matter what organization you’re in, there is a power structure. One thing we know for sure though… God is the ultimate power and He wants each of us to know these things concerning this.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.(Philippians 4:13)

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.2 Timothy 1:7

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2 Corinthians 12:9

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,Ephesians 3:20

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5

Trust God everyone because He is our ultimate power. Since being in charge is huge…we can trust God to be in full control.


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