After reading this,you might change your OT about the only reason why you keep your chicken alive ,which is for Easter Celebration or Christmas lol
If you’re tired of slathering yourself with smelly chemical mosquito repellent and want a more natural way to avoid being bitten, sleeping next to a live chicken might help.
Scientists have found that the smell of fowl sends the blood-sucking bugs packing.
And while the method may sound bizarre, it could save the lives some of the 3.2 billion people at risk of malaria, for example.
To test the theory, volunteers slept in beds surrounded by mosquito nets.
They found the much-loathed insects steered clear of their room when a cage containing a live chicken, or its feathers, was suspended outside the bed.
The discovery, published in the Malaria Journal, offers hope of developing new methods of repelling mosquitos – and preventing diseases spread by them, particularly malaria.
Researchers found that Anopheles arabiensis – one of the main species that transmits malaria in sub-Saharan Africa – avoids chickens when looking for hosts to feed on.