Free-range Chickens Appear to Remember Food Concentrations Found Previous Day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Free-range flock based in garage I watch forage in morning. Yesterday, late in the day they found the mother load of frost killed insects along fence row with concentration of fallen leaves. This morning they ignored typical path and took beeline to that location. In coming weeks I will play around and see just what they can remember and possibly what is worth remembering. Hen with dependent juvenile offspring was the leader rather that the harem master. Hen clucking to offspring pushing 10 weeks which is more than average and approaching the maximum duration.
     

  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    There memory is much better than many expect…they can recognize and remember over 100 flock members + humans. likely they will keep checking on the mother load location until nothing shows up there.
     
  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Songster

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    My free range game head over to check under my neighbors bird feeder. Then they head to mine LOL
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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