Here at Blue Sky Organic, we have welcomed forty-seven chickens to our farm family. Their lives started in huge cardboard boxes, but now, they have coops and free range space.
Our newest guests include five different chicken varieties: Black Star, Ameraucana, Cinnamon Queen, Rhode Island Red, and Turken (the ones with the long necks).
Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
Chickens experience rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which means they dream just like we do.
These birds are omnivores. They’ll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
Chickens know who’s boss. They form complex social structures known as “pecking orders,” and every chicken knows his or her place on the social ladder.
Chickens are just like human mothers who talk to their babies in the womb. A mother hen begins to teach calls to her chicks before they even hatch.
There are more chickens in the world than any other bird, and they can live up to twenty years.