weather vs chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken42626, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    does chicken act up before storm my chicken are acting sacred i live by a field and they did not come out till i encourage them to come out
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,
    Chickens are sensitive to weather/barometric changes in my opinion. I'm not sure if there is any science to back this up with. Also, they may have been reacting to a perceived threat in the field that you did not see. Often my girls have stopped, looked around and then ran for the barn. I rarely see what they see until several seconds/minutes later, sometimes not at all.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I doubt they are reacting to weather changes. My girls will stand in the run and watch the thunder and lightning...chickens...go figure. What I think you're not seeing is a predator that is stalking them. You should probably sit out there and just watch for awhile...see if you can't spot something.
     
  5. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    i did not see any predator i put them in their pen and they are still acting up
     
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  6. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess wait and see what the weather does now..........................[​IMG]
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I agree with the other members. An unseen predator was more likely to be the cause of their reluctance to come out of the coop than the weather. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    3 road island red 1 Dominic chick the field just got harvest
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have some good, hardy, dependable breeds. You should get lots of large, brown eggs from them. :eek:)
     
  10. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    sadly very little large brown eggs
     
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