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We Are The "CHAIRful" Chooks Of Tranquillity! Chooks  - NZ by AndreaEL
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Chickens are omnivores. In the wild, they often scratch at the soil to search for seeds, insects and even larger animals such as lizards or young mice. Hens of special laying breeds may produce as many as 300 eggs a year. After 12 months, the hen’s egg-laying ability starts to decline. The world’s oldest chicken, a hen, died of heart failure at the age of 16 according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Domestic chickens are not capable of long distance flight, although lighter birds are generally capable of flying for short distances, such as over fences or into trees (where they would naturally roost). Chickens may occasionally fly briefly to explore their surroundings, but generally do so only to flee perceived danger. Chickens are gregarious birds and live together in flocks. They have a communal approach to the incubation of eggs and raising of young. Individual chickens in a flock will dominate others, establishing a “pecking order”, with dominant individuals having priority for food access and nesting locations. When a rooster finds food, he may call other chickens to eat first. He does this by clucking in a high pitch as well as picking up and dropping the food. This behavior may also be observed in mother hens to call their chicks and encourage them to eat. To initiate courting, some roosters may dance in a circle around or near a hen (“a circle dance”), often lowering his wing which is closest to the hen. The dance triggers a response in the hen’s brain, and when the hen responds to his “call”, the rooster may mount the hen and proceed with the fertilization. Rosie and Dorothy on an old chair in the garden, taking a break…
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand Sep. 2011
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We Are The “CHAIRful” Chooks Of Tranquillity!


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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 3 years ago

    Great shot, hope some ‘perchases’ this one!!! Alma

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Alma, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely pic!! ;-)

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Elizabeth, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago

    So beautiful, with this work done so excellent and the write all my love Normaje

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Normaje, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot and great info Andrea.

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Al, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 3 years ago

    An absolutely delightful chook portrait Andrea ~ a big time fave :)))
    Renee
    xxxx

  • Your kind words and fave are very much appreciated Renee, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    What a great image! I love it! :D xxx

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Donna, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot, LOVE the chair Andrea!! :O)

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Vanessa, thank you so much…We have two of them..they were left on the property when we bought the house…

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Great image combining animal and man, excellent information

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Byron, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

  • christiane
    christianealmost 3 years ago

    Simply charming!

  • Your kind words are very much appreciated Christiane, thank you so much…

    – AndreaEL

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