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How do you tell the gender of a chicken, so you can tell if you have a hen or a rooster?

Do you want to know how to distinguish a hen from a rooster? When they’re little: You can’t. Professional sexers who stare at their cloacas everyday aspire to get 95-96% right.  Mike Rowe tried it on Dirty Jobs and would have sent you a mixed run every time.  I don’t even bother to try. Ways to be …

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Why do chickens bully and peck each other?

Pecking and “bullying” are normal chicken behavior. “As backyard flock owners, we are tasked with becoming chicken whisperers,” says Patrick Biggs, Ph.D., a flock nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition. “Keeping a peaceful flock requires us to interpret behaviors to decipher what our chickens are telling us.” In the article below, you will understand why do …

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