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Squawks and clucks reveal chicken happiness

When chickens cluck and squawk, it’s more than idle chatter. New research shows their chatter may provide clues to how healthy and comfortable they are.

Georgia farmers have concerns about the welfare of the animals they raise; anything that helps growers reap a maximum return on every flock—while maintaining an environment conducive to their well-being—can translate to important dividends for the state’s economy, say researchers at George Tech.

Full story at Futurity.

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