Chickens

Resources About Chickens

Here’s a free downloadable brochure that you can print and provide to animal sanctuary visitors who express interest in providing lifelong care to chickens!
Here's a free downloadable brochure that you can print and provide to animal sanctuary visitors who express interest in providing lifelong care to chickens!
An image of three panes from a brochure. The leftmost panel shows a rooster standing on an exam table. The middle panel shows a graphic of a rooster and a book, as well as two photos of roosters and a graphic of a chicken. The third panel on the right shows an image of a woman holding a rooster.
A new sanctuary brochure for so that you can help more folks learn some truths about roosters, which may help with facilitating rooster retention,
A new sanctuary brochure for so that you can help more folks learn some truths about roosters, which may help with facilitating rooster retention, getting foster homes, and more adopters!
We have a free printable brochure to help your animal sanctuary or rescue teach interested visitors about sharing their homes with chickens!
We have a free printable brochure to help your animal sanctuary or rescue teach interested visitors about sharing their homes with chickens!

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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