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Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper is a smallholder who owns goats and chickens in France. She follows the latest research on behavior, welfare and sustainability, and mentors on animal welfare courses.
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Articles by Tamsin Cooper

Breed Profile: Breda Chicken
July 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

The Breda chicken is a unique dual-purpose heritage breed from the Netherlands, with striking looks and adorable temperament. Recently, it has become an endangered rare breed.

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Buk-buk-buk! What Do Those Chicken Noises Mean?
June 3, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Chicken noises comprise a language that poultry use to express their emotions and their intentions, as well as warning of different types of danger. Read how to understand their calls better.

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Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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