flock behaviour during the eclipse

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by larcie, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. larcie

    larcie In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2014
    Derby England
    Here in the UK we had a partial eclipse of the sun, it started here around 9am.

    My normally quiet flock started making such a loud racket at about 5:30am, nothing would settle them.they wouldn't even eat. Suddenly all at once every single bird in my flock stopped yelling. Just like that, all at the same time. Each bird lay down and put thair heads under thair wings and stayed like that for hours. Then just as suddenly up they pop all happy and back to normal. So very odd.

    Anyone else's flock act oddly during situations like this. I'd love to hear your storys
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Cool story.[​IMG]
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    We are too far south for that. Wow.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very interesting!

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