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Chicken behavior

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Magfree, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Magfree

    Magfree Out Of The Brooder

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    I found chicken feed in the holes in the cinder blocks I set my drinker on.

    Do chicken move/hide food?

    My neighbor has two feeders with different feed in each one. She says she finds feed moved from one to the other.

    The real mystery is how did they get the feed under the drinker?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens have IQ in the lower end of the spectrum. Doubt very much they are capable of hoarding feed. Your neighbors swapped feed is also a mystery. Only thing that comes to mind is possibly mice taking and stashing a winter cache. Only way to solve this mystery may be to install surveillance cameras inside coop. Some mysteries never get solved. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I agree but it amazing how their IQ miraculously improves when it's time for food treats though! :)

    Ct
     
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  4. Magfree

    Magfree Out Of The Brooder

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    I hadn't considered mice. That does make sense.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep, mice....been there done that, dog 'showed' me they were in there.
    Turn your blocks so the holes run side to side instead of up and down.
     
  6. pachicken

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    I have smart chickens - go figure - they like me to hold them too and sing to them
     
  7. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a rare possibility that some are really smart. The other day I was playing some country music. I turned around and noticed that my hens were Line Dancing....... Thinking.......... I changed and turned on some Heavy Metal.. They all started dancing faster but just like in the Rock Concerts. So I got a brain storm and decided to try hanging some posters inside their coop. I had this one and it was Rock themed..
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    Next day, EACH ONE OF THEM laid an egg..[​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think either mice or chipmunks are hiding food in the concrete blocks. Chipmunks especially can be a real nuisance, always trying to tunnel under the house etc.
     
  10. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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