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Interesting Facts About Chicken Eyesight

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Interesting Facts About Chicken Eyesight

Do your chickens recognize Fido? Have you ever noticed that your chickens are fine around the family pets, but when a new dog or cat comes around they act a little skittish? That’s because chickens have full-color vision and can recognize around 100 different faces, including our family pets. In fact, along with the same color vision that humans have, chickens are tetrachromatic, which means they also have the ability to see ultraviolet light! This helps them find shiny objects like berries, seeds, and bugs and allows a mother hen to detect which of her chicks is the healthiest since...

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How do chickens lay eggs without a rooster?

How do chickens lay eggs without a rooster?

This is a common question and one we had before becoming official chicken keepers. So, it seems fitting that this is our first official blog post topic. To answer the question…hens are perfectly capable of laying eggs without a rooster. That’s good news for us urban chicken keepers since that aren’t many cities that allow roosters for obvious noise ordinances. However, if you want baby chicks, you’ll need that rooster. To further explain, here’s an abbreviated description of the chicken reproductive system: Generally, eggs take around 24 hours to form. At around 6 months, hens start to develop ovum (or...

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