chicken-behavior

8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

In urban chicken farming, bored chickens leads to undesirable behavior: Hens might pluck their feathers or peck at each other.

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Why do Roosters Crow? Find Out and Get Answers to Other Odd Chicken Questions!
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites When you’ve got chickens, it always seems there are some interesting questions that pop up, like why do roosters crow? You may automatically dismiss this as a …

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7 Chicken Coop Basics That Your Chickens Need
March 11, 2022 · · Coops

Chicken coop basics aim to cater for all chickens’ needs within the coop interior and run. Thoughtful design can create a layout that fulfills chicken welfare needs.

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Chicken Society—Are Chickens Social Animals?
January 25, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Members Only

Are chickens social animals? How do they integrate into the chicken community? Learn about the rules, tricks, and sophistication of chicken society.

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other, and Other Chicken Behavior Problems
September 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Make these changes to address chicken behavior problems, and learn how to stop chickens from pecking each other, eating eggs, and more.

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Raising Chicks with Mother Hen
August 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Raising chicks with mother hen gives them the best start in life, as they learn life skills for happy, healthy integration within the flock. Researchers have found chicks gain multiple benefits from a broody hen.

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps
August 17, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Have you ever wondered what goes through a chicken’s mind? Wouldn’t it be helpful if they could say, “My feathers are itchy!” or “I’m bored!”?

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Do Chickens Have Feelings, Emotions, and Sentience?
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Do chickens have feelings and are they sentient? Researchers are investigating their emotions and how they express them. Although more research is required, there is clear evidence of emotions that are important to chickens’ welfare.

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Buk-buk-buk! What Do Those Chicken Noises Mean?
January 17, 2021 · · 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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