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chickens scared by balloons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    This morning two balloons launched from Jefferson City, our state capital. As they floated overhead all my chickens hid and made all sorts of ruckus. After balloons passed, birds moved about like a school of "fescue sharks" trying to make distance between themselves and threat.
  2. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    Aren't chickens funny! Mine do that with low flying airplanes.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Fescue sharks! I love it! Your poor chickens just knew the hawks had mutated into a new life form, and everybody would surely die!
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Heh, that doesn't surprise me at all. Between the noises those balloons make, and the fact that chickens are already programmed to fear attack from the sky, they must be pretty scary beasts, balloons!
  5. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    That would have been a sight to see! We live on the approach path to the international airport and get planes flying low and loud quite often and our chooks seem oblivious to them.

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