A Tail of 2 Feathers™ (@atailof2feathers) — Veterinary student 💉 and chicken fanatic 🐓 with a camera. 📷 Striving to strengthen the chicken-human bond through education one post at a time.
I painted this piece, titled “Splashing Pebbles,” for my veterinary college. It will permanently hang on the walls and help remind myself and other future veterinarians that chickens are full of personality and can be every bit as much of a pet as a dog or cat can. This chicken was one of my own girls, “Pebbles,” who sadly passed away this last year. #backyardchickens#watercolor#art#mottledhoudan#painting#petchickens
Bird brains have historically been viewed as simpler than mammal brains. This assumption has recently been overturned by studies showing that there are several functional similarities in the brains of birds and mammals – allowing for similar cognitive abilities. The avian forebrain (the part of the brain involved in problem-solving and other higher-order cognitive capacities) originates from the same type of nervous tissue as the mammalian forebrain – providing additional evidence for similar cognitive capacities between birds and mammals. #chickens#chickensofinstagram#veterinaryscience#backyardchickens#frizzlechicken
🎶On the twelfth day of Christmas, My owner gave to me Twelve gritty grits, Eleven peachy peaches, Ten crickets a-chirping, Nine popcorns popping, Eight milk worms a-worming, Seven eggs a-scrambling, Six leafs of kale, Five corn kernels, Four red tomatoes, Three fresh herbs, Two pumpkins cooked, and A part-eaten crisp pear.🎶 Merry Christmas from our flock to yours! (Remember to not overdo the scraps and treats this holiday season!)🎄#backyardchickens#christmasonthefarm#chickens
Hello! I am a veterinary student and have entered a new stage of my life. With this change, atailof2feathers will be back with regular updates, artful photography, in-depth (and fun) poultry education, and of course, answers to questions regarding poultry asked by all of you! Thank you for sticking with us. We are very egg-cited to be back! #backyardpoultry#chickens#returntoinstagram