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Waterfowl or Where the Bugs Are

When I think of waterfowl, images of ducks, geese, and herons come to mind. Chickens? Not. But, chickens go to where the bugs are, and so they spend a lot of time wading narrow streams, scratching in the mud for … Continue reading

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In Thick Brush

Mother hens spend a lot of time with their chicks in thick brush. The brush provides cover from predators and their is a cornucopia of good bugs and worms to eat in the forest floor. Chickens evolved from jungle fowl, … Continue reading

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Soft on Their Feet? Imagine the Impossible

When a chicken walks over moss in the woods, does it notice how soft it is? Does it pause, close it’s eyes and wriggle it’s toes in the moss? The one month old chicks are quite independent now. Can you … Continue reading

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