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Can chicken see colors??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaylakala, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Melbourne Florida
    I'm thinking science project for my daughter next year.

    Thanks all!!
  2. Jolly_Rancher

    Jolly_Rancher In the Brooder

    I picture 4 bowls of scratch.. each sprayed with a water based food coloring.. red - green - yellow - blue, on several occasions

    you could even "dye" worms and other known loved treats.. such as bread, muffins.. and write each experiement session result down, then compile the averages.

    Might just have to steal your idea for my granddaughter.. good one..
    now you have my head spinning.. thanks Kayla [​IMG]

    Fran [​IMG]
  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    I think they can. I recently read an article where chickens were used for training purposes. They were using different colored targets and teaching the chickens to only peck at a certain color. (see http://companionanimalsolutions.com/blogs/?p=13).
  4. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Melbourne Florida
    Thanks guys!1

    Fran I love your idea!

    Usually the kids hate my project ideas.

    I can't wait to read that article!!
  5. Most birds can see color.....

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