For friend and regular reader Ron, here is Flannery’s Savannah garden, where she taught the chicken to walk backwards. The house you see next door is where Cousin Katie, the benefactor of the economically struggling O’Connor family, lived.
Apparently in Flannery’s day there was a small chicken coop here, and a play house.
There is an actual news video of Flannery’s chicken walking backwards, so this is more than a fanciful tale. My friend Nicki has chickens — want to give it a try? 🙂