Chicks see the color red? Mine wont eat any red color bugs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lobzi, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Im just wondering because my chicks loves bugs but doesnt seem to notice (might not even see) or be interested in any of the red bug we find; Lady bugs and some other red beetle-like bugs that are numerous around my yard, she just ignores.
  2. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    It may be instinctual. Bugs of certain colors are poisonous to certain animals.
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    You know, I was just thinking that. I was warned not to give her any black widow spiders and they have a red design on their backs. Could be she knows not to eat them already.
    Thanks you for your response.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I think in the bug world red means, "I am poisonous".
  5. RayP

    RayP Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Gainesville Florida
    I bought a chicken waterer and it happened to be red, had the hardest time getting them to drink from it, took two weeks and finally gave them no choice.
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    In the rooster world, RED means KILL and i know this because every time i bring fresh water out to my chickens.....My rooster lunges at the red bottom with his stumpy baby spurs. Freaks me out EVERY TIME!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

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