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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Empathetic Chickens

I knew our chickens had more going on than meets the beady-little-eye:

"A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed."

In other words, mother hens behave like Mother Hens.

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