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    Study: Chickens Are Smarter Than Toddlers

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    After reviewing 20 years of research, a scientist from Bristol University has concluded that chickens are smarter than human toddlers.

    After reviewing 20 years of research, a scientist from Bristol University has concluded that chickens are smarter than human toddlers.

    Skills including numeracy and self–control are among those in which chickens show mastery, whereas humans don’t get the hang of them until about their 4th year.

    And not just any chickens, by the way.

    Freshly hatched chicks showed they can track up to 5 numbers by consistently picking the group of plastic eggs with a larger number even after the egg groupings were moved around.

    In the review it was also learned that not only do chickens excel at math, they show promise in the area of structural engineering.

    In other words, the test chicks were more interested in diagrams of objects that were structurally feasible rather than those that were physically impossible.

    Several of the studies also showed young chickens were capable of both empathy and showing self-control, two additional abilities not present in toddlers until around 4.

    This isn’t to say that chickens are any better than toddlers, just that it appears chicks are a lot more complex than most think.