Mirror responses?

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

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    My peafowl like to look at themselves in the mirror.
     

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