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Chickens Have Cognitive Abilities
Chickens have cognitive abilities
Chickens have Cognitive Abilities
By Rev. Penny Hibbitts
Studies indicate that chicken cognitive abilities are far more advanced than previously thought. CHOE Tests were conducted from March 2006-March 2011
Bird's tested in CHOE Study Chickens have cognitive abilities
No drugs or chemical alterations were performed on the chickens
Chickens trained easily using positive reinforcement
Chickens were trained using positive reinforcement (praise and food for positive behavior) and the word "no" for negative behavior.
The chickens in these tests were observed 24 hours a day.
Studies indicate that chickens have exhibited advanced Cognitive Capabilities.
Results of Testing:
Observations of Chicken Cognitive Abilities at CHOE:
Studies at Chicken Heaven On Earth have indicated that chickens do have cognitive abilities. Out of a group of 30 hens, 12 roosters, and 10 baby chicks which were observed over a five year period-all of them demonstrated advanced cognitive abilities equivalent to those of small children with some adult characteristics.
Rogers LJ, The Development of Brain and Behaviour in the Chicken (Wallingford, Oxon, U.K.: CABI Publishing, 1995, p. 217). Rogers LJ, The Development of Brain and Behaviour in the Chicken
(Wallingford, Oxon, U.K.: CABI Publishing, 1995, p. 217).“Dr. Joy Mench, Professor and Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the Univ. of Calif. at Davis states,\:
Specter M, “The Extremist,” The New Yorker, April 14, 2003, p. 64.
Scientists agree chickens have complex social structures and good memories.
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