Why are chickens attracted to BLOOD?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by werttyy, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have an answer to this? Because the other day, I had a small gash around my ankle and one started to peck on it!!
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex. Blood=food. You looked delicious in red!
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Chickens are attracted to the color red. Thats why a lot of feeders and waterers are red or have red parts. The red of blood is why it is often necessary to camoflage the injury of a chicken with something like Blu-Kote to keep the other birds from attacking it. Why red? I don't think anyone knows.
     

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