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Look who's squawking... Farm Director Edward Gregg can now understand 11 different chicken sounds.<br />
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Farmer's are getting in touch with their inner Dr Dolittle thanks to new technology that let's chickens reveal their inner thoughts.<br />
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They can now understand the clucks and squawks of their flocks to know if their feathers are ruffled by heat or cold, if they are hungry or even sick.<br />
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Scientists have been able to identify 11 different sounds the hens make to communicate and use them to make their environment better.<br />
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Applied Poultry near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, are the only British farm taking part in a project run by Leuven University in Belgium.