Mirror responses?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wood&feathers, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    I just did look up "mirror and chicken" on here today, and only encountered a small thread in Run and Coop Construction. This has to be a fascinating topic!! After 2 years with chickens it finally occurred to me to wonder at their response to mirrors and windows. DUH

    My experience - my first rooster hung out a lot on our porch, but never really appeared to care about his reflection on the doors. Our young Cubalaya cockerel seems quite vain/self aware. He spends a lot of time on the stairs, fluffing, strutting, and flapping. Likes to gaze at the window I think too. The hens mostly ignore the window.

    OK folks, tell me what your birds do!
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    My peafowl like to look at themselves in the mirror.

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