Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jem284, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. jem284

    jem284 Hatching

    Nov 17, 2007
    Trenton Michigan
    I was wondering if anyone knows if chickens secrete a hormone in their body when they sense danger?
    My friend read it in a book and can not remember what book it was. If any one knows anything about this please let me know thank you.[​IMG]
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I have never heard of such a thing.

    I will move this to a better forum for better response.

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    A chicken like many animals and people will secrete adrenalin when in danger or stressed. Never butcher a stressed chicken. The meat will be tough due to this.
  4. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:This is interesting. My mom said my grandmother used to rub the hen's (or rooster's) waddles or head and place their heads below her arm as she walked them to the butcher block. Then when she was ready to do the deed she'd pull out the bird gently and lay it's head on the block. The thing was my mom said the bird would NOT move. They would just lay there until my grandma did the deed. Then all heck broke lose.

    I wonder if she knew something about this. LOL!

    I hope when I do the's like that! Yeah right!

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