Are chickens afraid of thunderstorms?

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

  1. ericnash

    ericnash Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    Are chickens afraid of thunderstorms
  2. Cab the Mane

    Cab the Mane Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    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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