How well can chicks/chickens see?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goldeneggtees, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    The chicks seem to have excellent eye sight. They can spot and peck at a tiny minute mole or speck of anything. I am amazed. They really seem to look at us and at different things.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They do see quite well, but not in low-light conditions.
     
  3. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours see very well and have started looking up at us when we talk to them. We're new at this ourselves, so I am constantly on this site [​IMG] looking up info. it was hilarious the other night, a tiny tiny stick got in their box, and they were all chasing after whoever had it, taking it away from that one and running. I can't wait to give them som crickets and see what they do.
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    I didn't realize chickens could see as far as they can. One day a roo alerted to a vulture that was quite high in the sky. I had no idea their distance vision was so good.
     
  5. Lkcoop66

    Lkcoop66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great story. They are funny to watch. I am also new to this and am learning something new every day.
     
  6. Serenity Sav

    Serenity Sav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have excellent vision; many would argue it's better than humans'. Chickens can see colors better than us, and also colors that human eyes can't see at all. And yeah, night vision isn't so good.
     

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