Chickens

Resources About Chickens

HPAI prevention methods and biosecurity protocols in a simple bulleted checklist format.
HPAI prevention methods and biosecurity protocols in a simple bulleted checklist format.
An infographic with key points to help your sanctuary protect your avian residents from avian influenza.
An infographic with key points to help your sanctuary protect your avian residents from avian influenza.
An image of a net raised in the air against a landscape at sunset. The net has medium sized meshing.
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part I of our four part series!
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part I of our four part series!
An image of a city alley at night, with a rooster standing under streetlights.
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part II of our four part series!
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part II of our four part series!
An image of two white domesticated geese standing in front of two grey domesticated geese, with a Canada goose in the background.
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part II of our four part series!
Want to learn more about how to safely catch stray birds for your animal organization? Check out Part II of our four part series!
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Chickens are fascinating and complex individuals! Here are some verified fun facts about them!
Chickens are fascinating and complex individuals! Here are some verified fun facts about them!

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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