The Secret Life of Poultry: Kauai’s Feral Chickens

The Secret Life of Poultry: Kauai’s Feral Chickens
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was a child, I learned about the famous feral chickens living in Hawaii and even back then they caught my interest. At some point in my growth toward an adult, I’d forgotten about them. I recently came across a social media post about them and all my previous awe and excitement came rushing back. These chickens are known for their beautiful array of colors. I find it incredible that they can cohabitate with humans yet remain distinctly wild. I learned a little of their history. Chickens aren’t native to the islands but were brought over by Polynesian settlers around 300-800 AD, though this is up for contention. The original birds were close to Red Jungle Fowl. I’ve always been drawn to the exotic look of the Jungle Fowl varieties and used to daydream about having elaborate chicken aviaries where these rare breeds

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