Origin of Chickens Come Home to Roost

Whenever something bad happens to someone who has done bad things, we quite often hear the saying that their chickens have come home to roost. What a strange saying! On the surface wouldn’t you think that having your chickens, or any of your livestock coming home, is a good thing? Somewhere along the way, the idea of a curse returning back on the head of an evil doer became associated with chickens coming home to roost. Is this Biblical?

“Curses, like chickens, come home to roost” – Bible or Not?

The origins and history of the quote “chickens coming home to roost” begins with…

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