Can chickens be prejudiced

Jaaon

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Yes I know that's a very stupid statement. But in the last week I've noticed my brown egg layers laying in one box and my white egg layers laying in a separate box with a box between them. To my question is why??? I don't think I chickens can be prejudiced.
 

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Soon2BChixMom

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Not prejudice. Just discerning between the colors of the eggs. When you want hens to lay in a certain box, you place a fake egg of the color of their eggs to encourage them to lay. They can see colors and wouldn't want their own eggs to stand out in a nest for preservation of their dna. So a predator would not be attracted to the different egg. :)
 

aart

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Probably just a funky coincidence.
Do your birds segregate themselves into these two groups when they are moving around, lounging, roosting?
You could have some fun with brown and white fake eggs....
..switch up which nest the fakies are in, see if the color recognition plays out.
 

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