4th Of July?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Morgan7782, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    How does everybody's chickens respond to 4th Of July, and New Years? Are they scared like some dogs and cats are? Should I keep them in their coops? Thanks for any info hope it isn't a dumb question heh. These are my first chickens never had them on fireworks holiday.

    Edited to add: My EE is flighty at loud noises, what is the best way to handle it? Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    We live right next to train tracks, have a large lawn to mow, ride a Harley, have kids, have a shooting backstop in the yard, and are constantly building things (as of late it is new coops), so our chickens are used to loud noises. It doesn't even phase them anymore. Depending on how much noise you have around, yours might not like fireworks or things along those lines.
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I am assuming there will be fireworks/gunshots throughout 4th of July. Does anybody have any tips they do? Or is everybody else's chickens okay with fireworks and such? Thanks again, I am not sure how hot it will be that day if I end up keeping them in the coop I will have to jimmy rig up some kind of cooling system.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    MY birds have never even budged from thier foraging while my BIL and his friends were shooting Machine Guns and elephant rifles .. I would think it wont bother them much ....
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    We did fireworks last 4th of july and the birds didnt care a bit. probably sounds like a thunderstorm to them.
     

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