No doubt you have noticed: chickens are social creatures – and sociable. However, in addition to their relationship with you, they maintain relationships between them too.
The principle of the ‘clique’
A single chicken, without peers, will not last long. This is why we recommend you adopt two or three. Once grouped, the chicks adopt a hierarchical structure, defined and maintained by pecking order.
Did you know that that your dear chickens are very, very distant relatives of Theropods, bipedal dinosaurs like the better known Velociraptors and Tyrannosaurs?
But how did these ferocious, carnivorous dinosaurs become such charming chickens? No surprise, this transition was made over 200 million years. Here are 3 notable moments.