Can a camera flash hurt a chicks eyes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lil_chick_chick, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    Can a camera flash hurt a little chicks eyes? I want to take a few pics in a while but dont want to hurt their eyes, should i turn my flash off on my camera first?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    i think their eyes are a lot like ours.. it does hurt for a little bit, and can ruin our vision for a few seconds, OR MINUTES.. but then it should come back.. I accidently forgot about the flash one time and took a picture of a rooster i had awhile back and he flew up to the top of the pen. fell down.. and just stood there for about 2 minutes.. Then he started looking around. a minute later he started acting normal again. so i try to keep the flash off for fear of scaring/blinding them.. not to mention well lit areas with non-flash pictures seem to come out better (on my camera).

    Just my opinion, -Daniel.
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    if so, we are all guilty [​IMG]
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    I try to lower the exposure so the flash isn't as bright- but i will keep that in mind on taking photos- even a less bright flash could not just hurt their eyes but be camera shy??

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