Chickens far smarter than previously thought

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Chickens are not “bird-brained” or clueless, but just as emotionally, socially and cognitively complex as most other birds and mammals, researchers have found. A study of peer-reviewed research found chickens displayed the same communicative and social behaviour, including Machiavellian-like social interactions, found in other animals regarded as highly intelligent. See also: The issues facing modern poultry farm management They also know their place in the pecking order and can reason by deduction, which is an ability humans learn at the age […]

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