Chickens

Resources About Chickens

The history and current challenges of the domesticated chicken.
The history and current challenges of the domesticated chicken.
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for chickens
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for chickens
two chickens sit on a couch
Did you know that, with the proper considerations, chickens can do quite well living alongside their caregiver in a house or apartment?
Did you know that, with the proper considerations, chickens can do quite well living alongside their caregiver in a house or apartment?
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This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to chickens and tips on how to prevent poisoning at
This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to chickens and tips on how to prevent poisoning at your sanctuary.

Fun Facts About Chickens

Did you know that many chickens (less so in large breed chickens) choose to “work” for their food? This is called contra-freeloading. Chickens have demonstrated that they will often choose to press a button or ring a bell for food instead of eating from a readily available food source. They may enjoy the extra engagement and stimulation provided.
Chickens are able to see more colors than humans! While the human retina contains cones that are sensitive to wavelengths of red, blue and green, chickens have an additional cone that can detect violet wavelengths, including some ultraviolet wavelengths!
While it might just sound like a bunch of clucking to an unfamiliar observer, chicken “language” consists of at least 24 different vocalizations! This doesn’t even include how they communicate through visual displays.

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