Mine get angry... like this girl, she will take your hand off if you try to steal her eggs!
She is adorable....y scary!
I know chickens dont have human emotions, but some things they do are definitely funny. I have one that gets jealous, I have two that have to be together or they do that weird crying chirp thingy, my one girl jumps on me for protection from one of the other girls and other funny things... like I said not human, but they arent emotionless.
Only an ignoramus states that chickens are emotionless!
How emotional are they? Only they know but they sure let you know that they feel something! Fear, joy to see you, hunger, jealousy...
Chickens do NOT have human emotions.
They do know hunger, thirsty, fear, see human as food bringing to them (more like Pavlov conditioning), those are the basic needs of chickens. However they do not have the complex reasonings like humans do.
Hen goes rrrrrrrrrrrrrr when you attempt to get her eggs. Normal response from a hen that is broody, she will defend her eggs from you. Would she be "sad"? No. Would she get angry? Yes, with the angry cackling but goes right back to the nest and try again. Or she would take it on the others.
I never hear them say things like in soap operas "I love you honey!" "I'll divorce you if you go after that hussy!" Emotions and feelings are two different things. So is innate behaviors and Pavlov conditioning toward humans.