Brave as a Chicken – BlackSoldierFlies.com
In American folklore, a chicken is synonymous with cowardice. This is not necessarily a fair assessment, but it is very common. Therefore, calling somebody a chicken equals questioning this person’s bravery. It would have been really cool if feeding on black soldier fly larvae made chickens as brave as lions (except for chicken farmers because handling such brave chickens can be a challenge). However, a recent study of chickens fed on live black soldier fly larvae did not find any change in their fear behaviors. Their gut microbiota did change, though, but it is less exciting.