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Color blind?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if chickens can see in color?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can see red as they will peck at anything that color. A injured bird will be pecked to death by other chickens if blood is visible. Red colored brooder lamps are used so everything looks red. lol
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've been told chickens can see more colours than we can.
     
  4. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, yeah. My hens were laying everywhere but the nesting boxes so I bought some plastic Easter eggs to put in the boxes. They were brightly colored but I ended up using the green ones. Hope it works.
     

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