OK, so I've totally ditched a mechanic from the game. Chickens no longer produce more cash in larger groups. It was fiddly, and annoying, and too hard to explain to new players, and so I've removed it and rebalanced accordingly. I think it is definitely better.
New chicken - snooty banker chicken. Automatically gathers gold produced around him, but produces nothing of value himself. People have been asking for this one for a while!
Some further interface refinements to help you pinpoint in zoomed-out states exactly what you are picking up.
Various minor bugfixes or adjustments, and also a 'vanguard' monster that comes out halfway thru warmup to remind you to build some offensive stuff before the crowd shows up.