Chicken whisperers: humans crack the clucking code

4 Jan 2024
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A University of Queensland-led study has found humans can tell if chickens are excited or displeased, just by the sound of their clucks.  

Professor Joerg Henning from UQ’s School of Veterinary Science said researchers investigated whether humans could correctly identify the context of calls or clucking sounds made by domestic chickens, the most commonly farmed species in the world.

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