Chicken Feeder Experiment

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Through the ins and outs of this experiment, the goal was to see if hanging a chicken feeder on a hook decreased the amount of chicken feed that was consumed by birds. The question that was asked was “If a chicken feeder is hung off of a hook, then will the amount of chicken feed eaten by wild birds decrease?”, and the hypothesis is “if a chicken feeder is hung off of a hook then the amount of chicken feed eaten by wild birds decrease”. There were numerous variables and trials that had to take place for the experiment to perform as desired. The control group was the feeder that was at ground level, and this portion of the trial was tested seven times. The experimental group was the feeder that was not at ground level, but on a hook. The independent…show more content…
However, there were many interesting trends that took place. For example, the majority of feed leftover for all of the trials were between 450g, and 500g. The mean, or average amount of seed leftover is approximately 427.83g, the mode is 363g, and the median is between 473g, and 464g. A very negative trend was when, on day 12 or trial 6, there was 137 g of chicken seed leftover, which was extremely low, and due to overlooked reasons. For the feeder that was on the ground, the average amount of feed leftover was 472 g , and the amount of feed leftover on the hooked feeder was a shocking 383 g. Therefore, the overall average was 454…show more content…
For example. In the last trail, the feeder on the hook attracted more birds than ever assumed. An appalling 363 g of chicken feed was consumed by wild birds, which was way more than anticipated, and there is also the fact that hardly any wild birds showed up for trials 1-5, but then for some reason, in the sixth tril, the birds came flying in one by one, until there were about 10 birds at the feeder, which is already multiple birds more than before. This was by far the most unexpected result that occurred. An unlikely, but possible explanation of why this may have occurred however, is because of the fact that they do not know the feeder is put out with food in it until they spot the chicken eating from it,but the chicken was locked up for this
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