Posted October 04, 2018 11:36:23 How to get your chickens to eat and run away from the sun?
A group of British breeders have developed a chicken egg that has been programmed to fly off when exposed to the sun.
The eggs are able to withstand temperatures of up to -10 degrees Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit) and can be released from the nest after a few days.
The birds are being tested in England and Wales, and will be released in the coming months in the US and Australia.
The technology is described in a paper published today in the journal Science.
“Our chickens have developed an extraordinary survival mechanism,” lead author Dr Jana Kalević said.
“It’s amazing that this is possible in the wild, but it’s not so easy in nature.”
The research team is using a computer program to help the birds navigate to their nest.
When the birds are released, they will feed the chicks and watch them as they fly off in different directions.
Once they have landed, the birds will sit in the sun and wait until the chicks are in the water to feed.
Once in the eggs, the chickens will fly away to avoid predators.
It’s a fascinating technology for the birds to use, Dr Kalevskić said, adding that they were not aware of any other way to make their eggs fly away.
In the UK, the breeding programme has been taking place for more than five years.”
So the idea was to try to use a method that the chickens can learn, and that allows them to stay in the nest and do their own flight.”
In the UK, the breeding programme has been taking place for more than five years.