can chickens smell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelliepulido, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I have posted this in the predator section but no response yet.I had a skunk in the coop,it must have sprayed in there,the chickens have only been going back in at night do you think the smell is bothering them?I think this is what killed my babies a few wks.back.
     
  2. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't know. They aren't supposed to have much of a sense of taste so maybe they don't have a sense of smell. I didn't want you to think that nobody read your post. Maybe someone will come along with a definate answer.
     
  3. DawnM

    DawnM Out Of The Brooder

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    Most birds have about the same sense of smell as us. If it bothers you it will probably bother your chickens. It wouldn't be as bad for them as it would for a cat or a dog though.
     
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    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if the manure builds up and gets damp.
     
  6. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    thanks I guess they are staying out of it r/t the smell.I will try and hose it out
     

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