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There’s no end to how much can be said about understanding chicken behavior. Chickens are downright fascinating to watch and get to know. And don’t for one minute think they are dumb. They have the memory and smarts of a young child and are beyond rewarding to have in your life.

  • Chickens are very social creatures. They will gladly share a nest and will roost together.
  • Like humans, your flock will display a great variation in behavior and temperament. Certain breeds will act one way and an individual bird will come with its own set of traits.
  • Chickens have their own vocabulary. Some say there are up to 30 different sounds!
  • Believe it or not, they can be trained to perform tricks. Much to the delight of kids of all ages.

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We all behave in certain ways. Humans do and so do chickens. If you familiarize yourself with the way chickens behave, you can understand their basic needs and cater to them accordingly.

Pecking Order

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Chictionary: Glossary Of Chicken Terms

We can’t possibly cover every term under the sun which pertains to our chickens and hens but here are some you may be wondering about…

Air cell is the pocket of air at the end of an egg.

American Poultry Association is an organization whose mission is to promote and protect the standard-bred poultry industry in all its phases.

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How To Pick Up And Handle Chickens


large white chickenIf you’re getting to know chickens for the first time, these little rascals can be a bit daunting. Don’t worry if you’re startled the first time you try to pick up a chicken and they begin squawking and flapping. Or trying to outrun you. This is their nature. Especially if they don’t know you very well.

You may think you’ll never be able to pick up and hold one of these little bundles of feathers, but with time and patience, you will become a pro. And it’s a good idea to have treats in your hand to coax them closer to you.

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