Week two

Just a quick updated regarding the Chicken Behaviour and Welfare course I am taking with Coursera.  Week two covered feeding and drinking behaviors, and comfort behaviors and social behaviors including preening, dust bathing, and social spacing.  I had heard this fact before, but wanted to share it – chickens can recognize up to 80 individuals!  That’s more people than I can remember – ha!  I also learned that there are three ways that chickens can thermoregulate: by changing posture to allow wings to move away from their body, by huddling with other chickens or creating space from other chickens, and by panting.  I am curious where drinking cold water or treats fits into this, so I am going to post on the discussion board asking and will be sure to follow up with an answer when I discuss week three!


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