Chicken’s Vision and Memory Helps Find Snacks

Anyone who consistently shares tasty kitchen scraps with their chickens knows how eager the flock is to dine on pizza crusts, wilted lettuce, or even scraps of rice recovered from the sink strainer Chickens enthusiastically greet a person approaching with treats But how do they know they are about to enjoy a snack?


Chickens aren’t dumb bunnies They’re smart All they need to do is see a person carrying a bowl or small bucket with treats once or twice and every time they see it again, they’ll know the dinner bell’s ringing With great enthusiasm they’ll rush out to greet

Can Chickens Smell and Taste?

Growing up, I loved coming home from school My mom always did an incredible job of making our house feel like a home We felt safe, significant and it seemed like there were many days when a home baked treat was waiting for us after school I could smell the fresh baked cookies before I walked in the door and I would follow the scent right into the kitchen It’s there I found mom and a plate of warm, fresh cookies Our senses have a funny way of bringing all sorts of memories back,