Need help...What color feed do chickens like the best?...science fair!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mom'sfolly, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey BYC peeps. The lil' dude is doing a chicken project for his science fair project. He has dyed safflower seeds red, yellow, green and blue. He wants to see which color of food they like the best. And why. I'm not biasing the results by telling you what we have found in his two tests so far. So which color, and why:

    Red
    Yellow
    Green
    Blue
    Natural

    I don't have poll capability so just reply with your answers.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I dunno. My first thought would be red, but I suspect they might also like yellow.
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yellow, maybe because it is the the color of corn.
     
  4. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote yellow as well
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yellow because it is a bright color and their vision pick up bright colors better? [​IMG]
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I'm guessing yellow and green.
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep them coming guys. We've got more tests scheduled for tomorrow.

    The kiddo thought yellow because they are used to scratch as a treat, I thought natural. When we're done I'll post the results, and let you know how he did on the project.
     
  8. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go with green.
     
  9. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm guess red, cause it's the same colour as their waterer...
     
  10. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Green -- because most of the foods they eat free-ranging are green. (give or take a few bugs, lol)[​IMG]
     

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