Sense of smell!New evidence on an old subject...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wood&feathers, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    Yesterday I got 4 eggs out of a metal barrel full of straw the ladies have adopted. They have been laying in it for a month. Then today they were all around fussing in the vicinity. i tok a look - NO eggs, but strong reek of cat pee. I guess I need to put in fresh straw [​IMG]
  2. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    west virginia
    Sure they can smell, noticed the chicks differentiate the poops by smell rather than a beak poke..guess they learn that quick! Cats tend to use the dust bath for a litter box as I knew we had a feral cat around when he left his spore there....[​IMG]

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