Friday, December 30, 2011

We knew that

Today I was reading BBC’s 100 things we learned in 2011. According to one of the articles it has been proven that chickens feel empathy. They did the test on moms and chicks by stressing out the chicks with air puffs to see if it stressed out the mom. The whole thing stressed me out just thinking about it. Anyone who has backyard chickens and has hatched knows the bond of mom and chick. Percy is 15 weeks old now and still sleeps between her two “moms”.

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2 comments:

  1. I love this post abt the chickens, I once had a pet chicken,and she was pretty smart,and yes mother hens are protective of their chicks. I am following your blog,you are welcome to follow mine as well. Blessings Jane

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  2. Oh my Hen! You know I have a special place in my heart for any chicken named Percy :) Please email me if you get a chance. NPR want to connect with you on the Vineyard!! melissa@tillysnest.com

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