chicken-behavior

Chicken Society—Are Chickens Social Animals?

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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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps
August 12, 2019 . · 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!”? Though humans and hens don’t …

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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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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

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 to changing conditions, …

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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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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

By Jodi Helmer – Robert Litt makes sure the six hens foraging, roosting, and scratching in the backyard coop and run of his Portland, Oregon home are never bored. In urban …

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3D Printer Gives A Chicken A New Leg, Better Life

By Kenny Coogan, Florida A team at Tufts University and a Massachusetts farm have combined efforts to create a prosthetic leg using a 3D printer for a hen named Sweet Cicely. It is …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2016
February 20, 2016 . · Ask The Expert

If you have health-related poultry questions, send them to us at Backyard Poultry, Attn: Ask the Expert, P.O. Box 566, Medford, WI 54451 or email: Editor@countrysidemag.com. All submissions will be included in our online forums and will also be considered for print publication. Please include your name and hometown with your questions, which should be as detailed as possible. Pictures help us answer questions, so please include those too!

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