Has there ever been a STUDY done on.......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by giasmom, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Does anyone out there know, if there has ever been a study done on , The effects differant colors may or may not have on egg laying or egg production ? Anyone ?

    Wasn't sure where to post this .
     
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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I have heard of one involving different types of music, but not colors.
     
  3. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Anyone else want to chime in ?
     
  4. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Good Link , I found a few other studies on there that I would like to read up on. Thanks
     
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  5. Migizi

    Migizi Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard of one about brown eggs having harder shells, but not about nutrition. [​IMG]
     
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Chickens have good colour vision and we found that white string was preferred to yellow, red, green or blue ones by chicks and adults and that monochromatic bunches of string (white or yellow) were pecked more than multi-coloured ones (Jones & Carmichael, 1998; Jones et al., 2000). It is unlikely that the attraction to white and yellow string reflected greater brightness and, hence, visibility for several reasons. The home cages were well illuminated, chickens can
    discriminate between colours in near-darkness, and we would not have expected the observed increase in pecking at red, green and blue strings with repeated presentation if the chicks had found them difficult to see. Although inconsistencies often appear across studies in observed colour preferences, these probably reflect differences in the stimuli and experimental contexts as well as the genotypes and ages of the chickens used. Our findings are consistent with suggestions that chickens find blue food and objects aversive and that red may act as an unlearned warning signal that elicits avoidance (see Jones et al; 2000).

    From Link below. Also offers info. on what sort of television programming they prefer (along with more germane info):

    http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=AW1122_52_FRP.pdf
     
  7. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, what was the music study???I have thought of playing music for the girls, but I don't think the neighbors would like it.
     

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