Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Secrets of Chicken Flocks' Pecking Order - Modern Farmer

The Secrets of Chicken Flocks' Pecking Order - Modern Farmer

Chickens are not a particularly democratic species. They have no interest in consensus-based decision-making or ensuring that every member of the flock has equal access to food and water and a good place to roost. But they do have their own ways of maintaining social order, which seem to have served their needs well enough over millennia.