Sunglasses for Chickens

Invented in 1937 to control cannibalism among chickens. Apparently chickens have a natural instinct to peck each other, but the sight of blood intensifies this instinct. So much so that if one chicken has blood on its feathers, all the others in the flock will peck it to death. This was a real problem for farmers until these rose-colored chicken sunglasses came along, which made it hard for the chickens to see the sight of blood. Nowadays, farmers must have other solutions to the problem of chicken cannibalism, because these glasses are no longer manufactured and are considered collector's items. (National Band and Tag via Feathered Forager)

chicken glasses
Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 02, 2012
Category: Animals, Farming, Cannibalism, Fashion





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Today's solution is to "dock" (snip off the pointy end) their beaks. Never fear, P.H.A.R.T. is all over it.

BTW, didn't we do this one some time ago or did I run into is somewhere else?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/02/12 at 10:42 AM
Now if they can only do this for school bullies. The dark lenses obviously don't work.
Posted by Baughbe on 04/02/12 at 11:55 AM
I can see designer houses getting in on the act - Gucci, Persol, Ray-Ban, etc.

For use against bullies, one would need Douglas Adams' "Peril Sensitive Sunglasses". They worked for Zaphod.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 04/02/12 at 12:20 PM
>> didn't we do this one some time ago or did I run into is somewhere else

I couldn't find it on the site... though maybe it was among the various items that have disappeared at one time or another.
Posted by Alex on 04/02/12 at 12:28 PM
Yes we did have it before, but you found some different artwork Alex. I couldn't find it either but I do remember it.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/02/12 at 09:34 PM
This time he found RoboChicken to do the modeling!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/03/12 at 12:57 AM
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