Siblings in the Rain


Steady rains don’t deter Tangerine’s chicks from roaming the woods. She is no longer caring for her chicks, but the siblings stick together. Sibling relations are one of the pillars of chicken society, but you would never know it from searching the web. Search the web for “chicken siblings” or “the importance of siblings to chickens” and you won’t find anything. You’ll find articles about chicken pox and human siblings, articles about human siblings, but nothing about the importance of siblings to chicken development. I suppose it’s understandable as chicken society is tossed out the window in modern poultry farming. Still, I find it remarkable that there are no scholarly articles about chicken sibling relations as they are such an integral part of chicken life.


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