So we had our first thunderstorm last night and I was just curious, do any of you all know if chicks or chickens are scared of the thunder? I have 6 little peeps, and I know they get freaked out when our dogs bark (which makes sense since the natural reaction to a loud alert would be fear), but what about natural noises like storms?
I havent noticed thunderstorms really bothering them. But sharpish harsh loud noises do make them shake their heads which indicates it hurts their ears. Sometimes at roost time when I count heads, I've sang to them....they shake their heads. I'm thinking they don't like my singing. Either that their shaking their heads, that I shouldn't even be trying to sing.
Actually, I put up a tin roof for them on the coop but my Dad told me that a shingled roof would be less harsh sounding during a rain or hail storm. So I split the difference and put down Board to help with the noise, and then tin on top of that. The ceiling is now insulated too, and I'm sure that helps with the pinging noise during the storms.
Edited by Bogtown Chick - 5/23/16 at 10:24am