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By BillRookery
Saw these chaps this morning enjoying the sunshine, still under water here, our friend her home was hit by a 90mph gust, lost most of her roof and top gable


Chickens can’t taste sweetness in foods however they can detect salt, and most choose to avoid it.
The chicken is the closest living relative to the great Tyrannosaurus-Rex
Chickens have very sophisticated social behaviour with a dominance hierarchy where higher individuals dominate subordinate individuals. This is where the term pecking order comes from!
Chickens communicate with more than 24 vocalisations, each with a distinct meaning, including warning their friends about different types of predators or letting their mothers know whether they’re comfortable.
Chickens love to play and will run, jump and sunbathe when given the chance – yet billions of them spend their entire lives in cramped sheds with less floor space than an A4 piece of paper

Tags: Sunshine Domestic animals Pets and captive animals Hens

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Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
23 Nov 2016 1:30PM
Free range eggs, how nice. Great images.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
23 Nov 2016 1:42PM
Mine are free range, Bill, and have a very large area to roam around in, and they produce around 15 eggs per day. They choose to sunbathe in the lab's bed, which doesn't impress him at all! Excellent captures.
23 Nov 2016 2:04PM
Great image and info. I get my eggs from our local newsagent who buys them straight from the farm, a lot of them are double yoked as well.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 2:26PM
I love the beech tree matching those cockerels!
Kate Grin
23 Nov 2016 2:42PM
Who would have thought that a group of chickens would make such a good image Grin Love how the deep blue sky contrasts with the copper leaves and plumage of the chickens GrinGrin
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
23 Nov 2016 3:03PM
Great light colour and text
23 Nov 2016 3:24PM
Colours, light and clarity are excellent Bill.
23 Nov 2016 3:29PM
colour light detail and texture all here so good i thought they were fake chickens at first a good vibrant image love it

23 Nov 2016 3:32PM
Excellent images and narrative , Bill ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
jocas 5 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 3:35PM
Lovely sunlight drenched images Grin and an excellent narrative .
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 3:37PM
Two great images Bill, a great write upGrinGrinGrinGrin

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 4:15PM
A delightful capture.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Nov 2016 4:45PM
Lets all vote for free range and make their short lives a lot happier.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
23 Nov 2016 6:17PM
That's different.
Good luck with the water.
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 6:46PM
Excellent colour and light, Bill.

Interesting write up as well.

pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 6:57PM
So nice to see them in the open and enjoying the sunshine.
I get mine from the Farmer's Market, and they come complete with stuck-on feathers and a bit of brown stuffTongue!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2016 7:48PM
Two great looking shots Bill.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
23 Nov 2016 9:03PM
I Love this image and the version.
Lovely colours and lightSmile
23 Nov 2016 9:20PM
Two lovely shots Bill. Your poor friend. Hope they are ok. Cathy
Spkr51 4 United States
23 Nov 2016 9:24PM
Excellent shot ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
11 10 10 England
23 Nov 2016 10:23PM
Two great images.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
23 Nov 2016 11:02PM
How so lovely! Love the contrast, light and colours, Bill.
A wonderful capture with great light and processing. Well done Bill.
24 Nov 2016 3:47PM
A fabulous image of these happy dry chickens ! Gill
tonyguitar Plus
8 77 37 Canada
25 Nov 2016 7:30AM
Celebrates chickens enjoying the high life as thinking humans would provide. Delightful! TG
Like these images free range eggs!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2016 4:32PM
Terrific shots and love the stone wall too, as well as very interesting info.

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