Did you know that chickens used to wear sun glasses?

December 7th, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion on the internet about the Good Egg Project. Part of which is animals well being.

A lot has evolved in animal safety, and chickens don’t wear sunglasses any more, but go back three quarters of a century when my grandfather owned one the largest chicken farms in the northeast and they did and it was also to keep them safe.

According to the Optical Vision Site. – Sunglasses for Chickens! They were invented in 1939 to control cannibalistic behavior of chickens. According to blame it on the voices the sunglasses were held on the chicken’s beak with a cotter pin through the nostrils of the bird.  Chickens are provoked by the sight of blood and will peck at each other, eventually killing off much of the flock. These red lenses prevented chickens from seeing the red blood and calmed their behavior. These have not been manufactured for many years and we do not have any available for sale. These glasses are now considered a collector’s item.

If you want to learn more about the Good Egg Project please visit their website.

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