So if they don't see well in the dark.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueberrychickens, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

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    why are they all in the run before the sun comes up??? I thought they couldn't see well in the dark that is why they go to roost before the sun sets??? & I'm talking dark as night in the early morning hours....do they see better then I thought they did???
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    maybe ur chickens have night vision.......
    I dont think they see very good in the dark, but i do think they can see enough to walk around without banging into everything. its just that when it gets dark, they might not have enough light to roost. thats a lot harder to do in the dark.
     
  3. blueberrychickens

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    I find it funny that its the younger birds who I find in the run in those early morning hours....the older hens are still up on their roosts! Those are the smart ones in my book!
     
  4. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    yeah, i agree....theyre the old pros
     

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