|10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT CHICKENS|
When chickens sleep they have dreams just like we do. Do you think they dream of the day the battery cage is banned?
They can remember humans too!
Just like your dog or cat, chickens are all individuals. Some are cheeky, some are shy. Some are very friendly. Others, not so much. Some like corn ... some LOVE corn :)
Hens love to feel the sun on their feathers. They enjoy cleaning themselves with a 'dust-bath'. And they like to explore the world around them. But hens who live in cages never get to enjoy these simple things.
A hen loves nothing more than to build a nest and lay her eggs somewhere private. (But hens in factory farms have to sleep, eat and lay their eggs in a crowded cage.)
Can you see the family resemblance? But seriously, scientists believe chickens (and other birds) descended from dinosaurs.
But they can't taste sweetness ... because they're sweet enough already ;) (Dad joke!)
Mother hens cluck to their chicks even before they hatch. And the baby chicks will cluck back! Once they've hatched, she teaches them what to eat and what to avoid. And when her chicks are in danger, she'll come to the rescue to the protect them.
Check out the cool tricks rescued battery hen Little Miss Sunshine can do:
So, how much do think you know about chickens now? Take the quiz to see if you're a chicken egg-spert.
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