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Do chichens have an acute sense of smell?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by devora, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Anyone know much about this? DH had an idea for ‘bomb sniffing chickens’ in a short story or, hey why not, a screenplay. This man is in love w/ chickens, I guess. He wants to make 'em movie stars.[​IMG]

    Do they smell well?
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Never knew that!

    Wonder why they dont make faces when they go into the coup?
    Not seriously
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2007
  3. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    Interesting. I wouldn't have thought so, because they seem to be so visually oriented.
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Quote:Pigs have excelent sense of smell too, but they never think thier stuff stinks. [​IMG] Or at least it never seems to bother them.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2007
  5. poppycat

    poppycat Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I always wondered about this. I switch the nest boxes around from time to time and they always go back to the same one, regardless of where it is. I was wondering if it smelled different, because they all look the same as far as I can tell.

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