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Never underestimate a chicken: Researchers find birds have distinct personalities, can count and even show Machiavellian-like tendencies

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 Cinnamon    16,333

The research reviewed studies on chicken intelligence and personality 

Chickens are able to add, subtract and even discriminate between quantities

They have self-control and will wait longer for a greater food reward 

They know their place in the pecking order based on observing other chickens 

They use different alarm calls depending on the type of predator they see  

They have distinct personalities and can experience a range of complex emotions including  fear, anticipation, anxiety and even empathy    

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I don't know much about chickens, but I know my other animals feel, think and plot. LOL 

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 foxtrot2000    583

I came upon a rooster tangled in a soccer goal net. Really tangled up, he must have been trying to escape it all day. He remained calm through out  the whole ordeal of getting cut out  with a pair of nail clippers (it was the only thing we had on us and the net was thick). He knew exactly when it was all cut off him and gently stood up and walked away from us. Then crowed! I love birds. They are a big part of my experience. I have many stories of interacting with them over the years. 

 

 

Nice post, Cinn. 

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Sulie   
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What an interesting find. We know so little about life, let alone animals, birds, sea life. Even plants.

Turns out we are more connected than given credit for, time and again.

Fascinating.

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 majoga    429

They went to a lot of trouble to confirm what we already knew - Barry is a chicken shit.

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zero   
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Crows are kinda cool too.

Crow says the f word

My neighbor feeds them, one of them will land on a branch outside her window, so he can look inside the house as he calls for her.

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4 minutes ago, zero said:

Crows are kinda cool too.

Crow says the f word

My neighbor feeds them, one of them will land on a branch outside her window, so he can look inside the house as he calls for her.

My Godmom had pet crows, that laid eggs, and they hatched. She kept the eggs in the oven on low, I kid ya not. She so had a pet alligator, and sheep. We were not allowed in the bathroom that had the 4 foot gator in the tub while I was small. Prob a good idea there...Lol

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 Lucy Barnable    3,019

I adore chickens.
They are wonderful pets.
Mine knew their names and came when called.
They were so gentile and lovey and even protective.
If a stranger came toward me they became attack birds; especially Christa.
She was the smallest but everyone in the neighborhood knew not to approach me when she was out.
They definitely do communicate. I could tell by the sounds they made if they were distressed or just wanted attention.

It's the Year of the Rooster btw.

 

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1 minute ago, Lucy Barnable said:

I adore chickens.
They are wonderful pets.
Mine knew their names and came when called.
They were so gentile and lovey and even protective.
If a stranger came toward me they became attack birds; especially Christa.
She was the smallest but everyone in the neighborhood knew not to approach me when she was out.
They definitely do communicate. I could tell by the sounds they made if they were distressed or just wanted attention.

It's the Year of the Rooster btw.

 

My neighbors had a pet rooster, from an Easter chick that lived for YEARS. That f**ker would run into my yard and attack me when I got homel from work. So many ruined pairs of hosery. My cats were even afraid of it.

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 CSB    1,701
2 minutes ago, Sulie said:

So many ruined pairs of hosery

::lmfao::

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 CSB    1,701
1 hour ago, Cinnamon said:

The research reviewed studies on chicken intelligence and personality 

Chickens are able to add, subtract and even discriminate between quantities

They have self-control and will wait longer for a greater food reward 

They know their place in the pecking order based on observing other chickens 

They use different alarm calls depending on the type of predator they see  

They have distinct personalities and can experience a range of complex emotions including  fear, anticipation, anxiety and even empathy    

And some people wonder way I don't eat meat . Chickens are smarter than libtards

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 Lucy Barnable    3,019
2 minutes ago, Sulie said:

My neighbors had a pet rooster, from an Easter chick that lived for YEARS. That f**ker would run into my yard and attack me when I got homel from work. So many ruined pairs of hosery. My cats were even afraid of it.

Chickens live a long time. Someone told me they had one for 25 years!
I never looked up their life span though. Yeah, they can be super territorial.
My neighbors rottweiler was terrified them. So was the boy down the street.

Welcome to the forum!
:cheers:

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6 minutes ago, Lucy Barnable said:

Chickens live a long time. Someone told me they had one for 25 years!
I never looked up their life span though. Yeah, they can be super territorial.
My neighbors rottweiler was terrified them. So was the boy down the street.

Welcome to the forum!
:cheers:

Thanks, for the welcome. Between the rooster and the 2 Sheep digs

those people had, exiting my vehicle was always a new venture.

The rooster ran offense, with his doggy pals in defence! What a team! 

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