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Protective poultry

rooster from WikipediaSome people say chickens are dumb, but I'm not so sure.

I made a post over at Avian Aqua Miser about Brad Krueger's pet rooster alerting him and his wife that the house was on fire.

Maybe chickens have a hidden skill that can function as a backup smoke detector?

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My chickens are not brilliant as people are....but they are pretty dang smart. Of course they are also very independent and don't always see things the way I do. That doesn't mean they are dumb, just that they are not people and have different goals than me. They dutifully set off the chicken alarm when anything out of the ordinary occurs anywhere on our two acres. Animals are not dumb, but some are brighter than others.
Comment by Shannon Mon Jan 28 05:46:31 2013

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