Has anyone heard of this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patricia Jane, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock who is very friendly and will follow every step I take. However she has started doing a really annoying habit. Every time I wear a red shirt she will jump up and grab my shirt tale. She gets pretty agressive when doing it. I have resulted to sticking my foot out and giving her a light push and saying no. Does anyone know why? I'm alittle nervous when I have my back turned. She reminds me of a bull and I'm the waving red flag. Could she hate red, can they even see color? I guess I can solve the problem and not wear red.
     
  2. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she isn't a he?
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    All of my 20 hens and roosters, are really nuts about red! The only time I take red anywhere near them is in a red plastic treat bucket. Then it's a riot! [​IMG]
     
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    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls go nuts for red and certain shades of pink. I've had to give up using red polish on my toes. [​IMG]
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    good thing i never wear red!
     
  6. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just HAVE to be able to see red, I made the apparent mistake of buying my new beagle puppy a red collar and they would attack him in a drove, I ended up trashing that collar for a blue one, solved the problem instantly! Poor Lou, it really made him pretty darn afraid of chickens!
     
  7. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's funny, Come to think of it I will hide my hands if I have any slight shade of red or dk pink. Even my 3wk old barred rocks peck at my fingers. [​IMG]
     
  8. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine peck at my toenails when they're painted red. I have to skip and hop around them to avoid the pecks.
     
  9. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your posts. Hmm. That's really strange. I wonder why red? I'm going to see if I can find out why. I'm real curious now. And Impress. I giggled when I read your post but your poor poor puppy. Now he's afraid of chickens and I really can't blame him.
     
  10. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea shes a she. Shes a year old now. The thought had crossed my mind that she took on the roll of a rooster. But she only does it when I wear red.
     

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