Hens as weather prognosticators?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by conodoguinet, May 1, 2017.

  1. conodoguinet

    conodoguinet Just Hatched

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    My two hens seem to have a keen sense of sunrise and sunset times, but today I noticed that they marched into their coop a full hour before sunset. Then I learned from the evening news that my area is under a tornado watch.
    Do my girls sense bad weather coming?
    I've only had them a few weeks, but already I've learned that they're a lot brighter than most people give them credit for!
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They do seem to feel what is coming and will head for cover before bad weather hits. Chickens are definitely more complex than they get credit for.
     
  3. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster predicts tornadoes. All my friends think im full of it, but its mostly true
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is it mostly true your chickens predicted a tornado, or that you are full of it. You were unclear.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right on both accounts. :D
     

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