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Bird Brain – Chicken Intelligence

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Bird vocalizations includes both bird calls and bird songs. According to recent discoveries, scientists have identified and cataloged over 25 distinct calls that chickens make to each other.

And while the chicken calls might not be as melodious or complex as the songs of other birds, these calls signify a greater chicken intelligence than previously understood by bird scientists, or human scientists for that matter. ‘-)

Below is a video featuring animal behaviorist Jonathan Balcombe speaking about the little-known natural intelligence of chickens. But for those of us with a flock of our own, we already know just how clever those girls are, don’t we?

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  1. Pretty cool. Now wonder I love to stare at them and watch, listen to their antics. It is funny to see a rooster lure a hen with his special call.

    February 22, 2012
  2. Danny Sleeper #

    I have thought since we started raising chickens that they were pretty smart

    February 23, 2012

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