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Chickens and flash photography - not a good mix

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Marbleheader, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Songster

    Oct 18, 2009
    Marblehead, MA
    Anyone ever try to take pictures of their chicks at night? My chicks were all snuggled up in their roost in the window of the coop the other night, so I tried to take a few pictures.
    When the flash went off, two of them fell backwards off the coop as if they;d been shot. Scary and, since they turned out ok, a little funny, too.

    Anyone have the same experience?
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009

  2. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    I haven't, but reading that made me crack up hahaha
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    That was funny!!![​IMG]

    I'm gonna have to try it, now.
  4. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:I haven't tried this - but sure made me laugh [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. chickens4me

    chickens4me Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    I'm glad nobody got hurt! [​IMG]
  6. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    Could you post that killer pic? I also cracked up while reading about it. A good follow up would have been another pic taken right after they picked themselves up off the floor wondering, "What was that?"

  7. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Songster

    May 22, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thats a good one, thanks for the laugh! [​IMG]

  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's hilarious! Mine must be used to flashing and photography, especially home hatched birds. First thing they see when their eyes open are the epileptic flashing of the 60W bulbs in their incubator, and then flash from my camera thoughout their lives. Of cousre, they are usually not very thrilled about it. Just look at this chick:

    They just look at me and think, here we go again.
  9. Melissakins

    Melissakins Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    South Alabama
    LOL too funny [​IMG]

    The visual I got from your post cracked me up [​IMG]

    Mine crack me up when I go to check on them/close them completely up and my little Mille Fleur has her neck tucked back into her body so all you see is her beak poking out and her beard all fluffed up [​IMG]
  10. LauraP

    LauraP In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    High Rock Lake, NC
    I, too, would be interested to see that pic![​IMG]

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