Why peck red?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pookieslw, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. pookieslw

    pookieslw Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2010
    Okay, I've done some googling and some searching on the forums and I haven't found this discussed. I'm thinking I just missed it?

    Why are chickens attracted to red? We had this discussion at the table last night - what possible adaptation would this be? Eating bloody carcasses?

    I noticed that the Grow Gel is bright green - that makes sense - eating fresh greens.

    Are they actually attracted to certain colors or just bright colors?

    We (homeschooler of 4) might just have to set up a color panel and do a little experiment - however right now we are drastically behind on the garden weeding.....

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