This funny chicken/Bach mug is clever and unique. Makes a great gift for chicken lovers, Bach lovers, anyone with a sense of humor and/or weirdos in general.
When we first created this design, we were mainly focused on creating humor with a play on words/sounds. But, come to find out, many chickens do indeed listen to music… perhaps even Bach...
Here are some excerpts from an article written by Gail Damerow:
“Animal Physiologist, Gadi Gvaryahu, advocated playing soft, soothing music, such as low level dinner music. “While soft music enhanced the chickens’ growth, loud music would have an opposite effect,” he said. “Vivaldi’s work is just about right in terms of dynamics, rhythm, and the quality of sound. Chickens seem to like classical music better than rock.” The piece he chose, and played intermittently throughout the day and night, was Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”
British farmer Glenn Haggart is the latest to discover that playing music for laying hens reduces anxiety and stress, creating a safer environment for the chickens. After four years of playing music for his layers, he’s become a strong advocate. Under a grant from Innovative Farmers, he plays music for his 64,000 laying hens. The layers are housed in four separate sheds, two of which enjoy music.
“They have 25 minutes of music to help wake them up, and in the evening, 40 minutes of music is the signal for them to maneuver onto the perches to sleep,” he said. “Then we play a sort of serene dolphin music whilst they sleep.”
“I haven’t found that music has directly resulted in more eggs,” he admitted. But, he said,“These sounds create a safe environment for the birds in times that they’d otherwise get stressed from adverse noises like lightning, ventilation turning on, or even shadows created from cloud coverage.
The general consensus among various research groups is that chickens favor classical music.
Glenn Haggart has observed, “Every flock is different in what they like.” One of his flocks, he says, was particularly fond of Canadian singer Michael Bublé.” Bottom line: The only way to find out what kind of music your own chickens like is to play different music and observe how they react.”
Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• 11 oz mug dimensions: 3.85″ (9.8 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• 15 oz mug dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Blank product sourced from China
Who is your favorite German composer? Bach. Funny Mug