According to Dr Christine Nicol, professor of animal welfare at Bristol University and the head of a study sponsored by the Happy Egg Company, the domesticated chicken is ‘something of a phenomenon’
The new study shows that chickens may be brighter than young children in numeracy and basic skills.
The humble chuck is apparently capable of mathematical reasoning and logic, including numeracy, self-control and even basic structural engineering, following research. Who knew?
These kinds of traits are normally only shown in children above the age of four.
Dr Nicol told The Times: “Studies over the past 20 years have revealed their finely honed sensory capacities, their ability to think, draw inferences, apply logic and plan ahead.”