The compassionate and complicated chicken!

Each Monday I will spotlight a companion animal that, for a variety of reasons, is commonly misperceived. 

Today’s animal is a species that I used to think was unintelligent and boring, until I worked closely with them for many years.  

Meet the amazing, incredible, compassionate, and intelligent CHICKEN!

The Complicated Chicken

Did you know these amazing facts about chickens?? 

• Chickens have more than 30 types of vocalizations to distinguish between threats.
• Chickens can distinguish between more than 100 faces of their own species.
• Chickens communicate with their offspring in the womb. A mother hen begins to teach calls to her chicks before they even hatch.
• Chickens can easily be clicker trained because of their level of intelligence. They learn behaviors even faster than dogs!
• Chicks are whizzes at math! According to a new study, they are able to perform basic addition and subtraction.

Which animals have changed your perception about them after you lived or worked with them? Please share!

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