Are chickens afraid of thunderstorms?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ericnash, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ericnash

    ericnash Out Of The Brooder

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    Are chickens afraid of thunderstorms
     
  2. Cab the Mane

    Cab the Mane Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure not all of them are, but being social creatures, when a few get startled by it sometimes they will all start to get fearful. Mine are just chicks, and they ran around like a psycho was chasing them with a knife when they heard thunder (although the orpington and sussex seemed a little confused about what they needed to be running from)... I'm sure more noise-accustomed chickens would shrug some thunder off if the storm doesn't get too hairy. I also hear some chickens actually like the rain. So it all depends on the chickens themselves.
     

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