What myths you've heard of and debunked?

3KillerBs

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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My Coop
My Coop
"Chickens can't fly."

They can fly, had a few fly the coop a couple times.

The California White can fly and goes out of the pen and back in when she chooses too. The Light Brahma attempts flight when she sees me walking around the pen with food but only achieves about 18" before gravity asserts itself again.
 

Xouie

Crowing
Jun 11, 2020
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SF Bay Area
Quail myth: they don’t like to be off the ground, so they’ll never perch or go up on top of things. My buttons spend most of their time hanging out on bushes, houses, and anything else elevated in their cage. They all look like snoopy doing a vulture impression.
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Granted, they wouldn’t be as excited about a 3-foot-high jump. That doesn’t phase the coturnix though. The boys love to crow from the highest point in the yard.
 

MamaBelle5

Chirping
Jun 23, 2020
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Pennsylvania
"Chickens are mean, nasty birds"

My mom had to collect eggs from her Aunt's chickens when she stayed and they chased her and pecked at her and she just hated doing it. I had no reason to question her. Husband wanted to get chickens for years and I fought him on it until last year.

Now I have 8 birds, we are building them a new coop and extended run, I have 4 day old chicks on order, 4 pullets on order, and have 22 eggs in an incubator. I'm out of control. Never expected to love chickens as much as I do!
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
Oct 4, 2017
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Oh, also that meat spots are actually fertilized bits in an egg. My calico princess is notorious for having meat spots and she wasn't with a male when she started to lay
Omg... reminds me of “arguing” with my co worker. I heard him say that he found bits of developed chicks in his eggs sometimes. He doesn’t even have a rooster... literally had to explain to him how the whole process worked and he still insisted they were body parts. 🙄
 

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