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What are the causes of feather pecking and what can I do to stop feather pecking and cannibalism in my flock?

Severe feather pecking can lead to skin and tissue damage, and cannibalism. No one knows exactly what causes feather pecking and cannibalism, but most likely causes are: Stress Boredom Overcrowding Overheating Excessive light Nutrient deficiencies Insufficient feed or water Inadequate nest boxes Adding birds to your existing flock Failure to remove injured or dead birds in the flock in a timely manner Sometimes you have a chicken who is a bully to everyone Abrupt changes in care management practices or the environment Genetically fast-feathering and slow-feathering chickens […]

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If chickens are so bad at flying, why do they have wings?

There are many fossil evidence supporting the theory that all modern-day birds, including chickens, are descended from dinosaurs, and may even be the closest living relative to the T-rex. Protein resembling that found in chicken has been extracted from a 68-million-year-old T-rex bone, providing further evidence of the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and chickens. The fossils of the Gobi Desert have also provided critical supportive information linking dinosaurs and their direct descendants, the birds. Over time, these ‘chickenosaurus’ had to adapt to their changing environments and resulted […]

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