Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Chickens are Hard-wired for Terror

Chickens are hard-wired for terror, which is why they PREFER to be under a roof and in a large flock: both are instinctive survival responses.

 From Sci-News comes the latest stud that shows that chickens are hard-wired to fear attack from below and from a distance (i.e. hawks and fox).

“[T]hese findings clarify we are not born as blank slates, but with sophisticated mechanisms that enable us to use specific strategies in front of particular stimuli...”

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