Why peck red?

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

  1. pookieslw

    pookieslw Out Of The Brooder

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    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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