Updated: Jul 28
The benefits of owning backyard hens are substantial. Families choose to care for hens to reduce the demand for factory farmed eggs, reap the additional health benefits of fresh eggs, and find they fall in love with their flock!
Most people don't know that hens are social animals, and each has a distinct personality. After families start caring for hens, they quickly become part of the family as adults and children alike bond with their pets. Their cognitive abilities are on par with those of cats, dogs, and even some primates.
Oh, So Smart!
Like most intelligent animals, Chickens love their families and value their quality of life. They are social animals and look out for each other. People who have spent lots of time will chickens recognize their personality, intelligence, and adept communication skills. It's not common for chickens to get attached to humans, however, they have been found to follow their owners from time to time. This could be down to the fact they relate feeding time when their owner is around. However, many chicken owners are 100% positive that chickens do feel affection for them.Hens have love to give!