rooster attacking red bandana

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dakotasnake, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. dakotasnake

    dakotasnake Out Of The Brooder

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    May 21, 2008
    i got a rooster that will attack anyone wearing a red cap or bandana, he is otherwise a gentle shy bird,blue or yellow etc is ok with him, has anyone had any exp with this? aparantly they can see color, let me no any thoughts on this.
     
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    maybe he thinks hes a bull [​IMG]
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    chickens love red. yes they see in color, in fact, birds can see ultraviolet colors. how cool is that.

    he is probably excited by the big, red thing. could be feeling like he needs to show dominance.

    there was a story our g'ma told about chicken hawks attacking a red haired girl on their farm.
    she wouldn't leave the house without a bandana ( NOT red) on her head.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Chickens will peck at anything red, that is why you want to make sure you never have a bloody bird in the flock.
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Yeah, there are posts on here about chickens pecking at red toenail polish![​IMG]
     
  6. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Quote:I found that out the painful way. I needed a band aid one day my DGD brought me one of her red Dora band aids boy all the girls thought it was some new treat. I think that was the fastest I ever took off a band aid.
     

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