The Private Life Of... (Jimmy Doherty on cows, chickens,etc)

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The Private Life Of... (Jimmy Doherty on cows, chickens,etc)

Post: #202306 southeast-isher
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:06 pm

First one is on cows, next one will be on chickens. 3 in total.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s5dvn/The_Private_Life_of..._Cows/

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Post: #203042 Merry
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:30 am

We watched the chicken one last night. There wasn`t a lot that we didn`t know already but the bits about the superiority of hens` eyesight and their surprising teachability were interesting. And the fact that they could tell that a stuffed fox dragged along on a trolley was no threat.
A fun programme.
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Post: #203070 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:05 pm

I really enjoyed it too!
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Re: The Private Life Of... (Jimmy Doherty on cows, chickens,

Post: #203103 Thomzo
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:33 pm

I thought it was interesting that chickens' eyes have different uses. One to watch for predators and the other to look for food. Slightly scary, then, that every time I go near them they look at me first out of one eye, then they turn their heads and use the other one. It must mean they are weighing me up:

FOOD or FOE?

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Re: The Private Life Of... (Jimmy Doherty on cows, chickens,

Post: #203113 battybird
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:53 pm

Thomzo wrote:I thought it was interesting that chickens' eyes have different uses. One to watch for predators and the other to look for food. Slightly scary, then, that every time I go near them they look at me first out of one eye, then they turn their heads and use the other one. It must mean they are weighing me up:

FOOD or FOE?

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:lol: :lol: :lol: It was really watchable...looking forward to pigs next week!
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Post: #203150 Merry
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:38 am

I experimented with this eyesight thing.
Ginger has a habit of flying over the fence into the veg plot and I have to entice her back if she won`t let me pick her up. I tried approaching her from the right - the food side - and succeeded in picking her up every time!
Result!
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Post: #203172 Shirl
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:36 pm

I enjoyed the programme and look forward to pigs this week. Well done to Merry and your experiment which worked .
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Post: #203570 marshlander
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Excellent prog! Really enjoying this series
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Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:26 am

That's all folks i think - have a feeling this was just a three parter. Hope you enjoyed it.


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