can chickens see in color?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read from fellow BYC members...

    Pink and Red are the colors they like most. [​IMG]

    My coop has been painted a colour between Barn Red & Tomato Red. I like the color and didn't consult anyone except DH. Then I read here, they like Red - [​IMG]

    Which goes against anything I have read about colors....

    Bright colors promote excitement and fun. Warm colors are soothing.

    Dark colors promote depression and Red promotes Anger...

    I'm not sure how colors affect Chickens... but it appears Red makes them happy. [​IMG]

    I would like to see what others think.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Yes, pretty well.

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  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is very interesting! I also would like to know what others think. [​IMG] Sorry I can't give an answer.
     
  5. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think red makes them hungry! [​IMG] (see posts about red nail polish and ladybugs)
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    color must be part of their lives...check out this article....

    http://www.upc-online.org/RedLens.html


    contact lenses for chickens!!!!(just so you know, i am not advocating this...just saw about the color...read to the bottom...you will see that it is stated, nothing beats proper housing...)


    edited for disclaimer...didn't want you all to think i am advocating this!
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they can [​IMG]
     
  8. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    General rule of thumb.

    Prey animals can see in color.

    Predators generally see the world more in black and white.

    I forgot where I read that.

    Makes sense when you think about it.

    For example, the zebra evolved it's stripes to confuse it's predators as they see mainly black and white. When attacked the zebras run, of course, and the black and white stripes all moving very quickly in a herd has a confusing affect on the attacker.
     

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