Facts About Chickens

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Watch a naturalist from the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Drumlin Farm provide basic facts about chickens in this free online video.

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Today we are going to be talking about chickens. The history of chickens is the history of mankind. The chickens have been around with people probably 8 to 10,000 years. So we are going to talk about chickens, how to identify chickens, different kinds of chickens, talk about eggs, different kinds of eggs, how to read the label on an egg box, talk about how chickens eat and what they eat and all various things to do with chickens. Here at Drumlin farm we have a number of different kinds of chicken so we will identify different varieties of chickens. We have barred rocks and Road Island Reds and Silver Lace Wyandotte. We have Crested Polish, we have brown Leghorns and we have a special breed of chicken here called a Theracane developed by one of our close neighbors.

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