weather vs chicken

chicken42626

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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
 

boskelli1571

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 7, 2011
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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.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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Central Oregon
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.
 

chicken42626

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 2, 2014
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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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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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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?
 

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