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10 Fascinating Facts About Chickens

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6. Chickens are a lot more clever than you think.

Recent studies have shown that†chickens are intelligent animals with many attributes akin to that of primates. They are able to solve complex problems, understand cause and effect, pass on knowledge, demonstrate self control and worry about the future.

7. Chickens are technically†dinosaurs.

Research has proven that not only have chickens evolved from dinosaurs and are the closest living relative to the magnificent T. rex, they are in fact†living†dinosaurs.

8. Chickens place great importance on building a private nest.

They start by scratching a shallow bed in the ground, then carry twigs and leaves to their nest on their backs where they let the material slide off and build up around the rim. †They will even go without food and water in favor of†creating a private nest safe from predators.

9. Chickens have excellent memories.

They are able to recognize and remember more than†100 different individuals, including humans.

10. Chickens are able to comprehend object permanence.

Even when an object is taken away from them and hidden,†chickens are able to comprehend that it still exists. Not many animals have the ability to do this, and neither do young human children.

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11:56AM PST on Nov 27, 2014

Thank You!! That was wonderful to read.

5:26AM PST on Nov 27, 2014

Thank You

2:50AM PST on Nov 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:28PM PST on Nov 26, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

7:32PM PST on Nov 26, 2014

Thanks.

3:06PM PST on Nov 26, 2014

These emotionally based articles are used to psychologically prime individuals by having them bond with chickens, a historic source of egg, a healthy protein, and lean, low-fat chicken meat. Their strategy is social engineering, creating sympathy with a goal to end all use of animal protein by 2050 for their anticipated ushering in of a Vegan New World Order.

As many here have shared it is quite easy to have Backyard Chickens producing fresh, grass-fed eggs with yolks as orange as the add comment button. Is it being a good & compassionate steward to allow your chickens to succumb to degenerative diseases of old age, suffering crippling pain & barely able to walk?

Letting them die of old age and burying them, instead of having a chicken pot pie. Or is this the risk of non-farm folk getting emotionally attached and making house pets of farm animals? And lets be honest, we know they can be violent to each other causing physical harm.

A cock fight anyone?

5:23AM PST on Nov 26, 2014

arigato

2:41AM PST on Nov 26, 2014

Thank you!

11:59PM PST on Nov 25, 2014

Chickens are such sweet animals--really love watching them dust bathe. A damn pity that 99% will never get a chance to be themselves+will only ever know suffering. Thanks

7:39PM PST on Nov 25, 2014

You have to had to live with chickens to understand they are not the mindless things that the poultry industry wants you to believe they are. I watched them become friends with the dogs and learn. They can be fascinating. I avoid eating chicken now whenever i can and don't miss it at all.

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