I almost can’t believe some of you don’t know what chooks are. Then again, I only learnt what a peanut butter cup was a few months ago. Here are some photos to help you:
You got it, a chook is just another name for a chicken – colour and breed not important, though for city chicks like me (no pun intended) it usually conjures up images of basic white ones. Baby chooks are usually called chicks here, too.
As for Easter, I’m not really in a position to give lessons but I think the Easter we celebrate is a cultural cocktail of the religious thing and an old pagan festival celebrating the coming of Spring – hence the chooks and bunnies, I think. Not that the Spring thing really makes sense here either, given we are heading into Autumn, but hey, we also still give Christmas cards with pictures of snow on them. Go figure.
More detailed information on Easter in Australia here.