Oh my goodness, this morning I got a huge scare that turned into hysterical laughter
My little lady Lucy (8ish week RIR) was running around the coop like she was drunk or something. She'd run and stumble a little, with her head cocking this way and that, and then just peck at the ground for a minute and do it all over. She seemed to respond appropriately when I put a treat down and when our older bully hen chased her off when she got too close but otherwise the drunken running continued. I squatted down, terrified there was something wrong with her and watched for a moment and realized that there was a fly just in front of her at all times (I'm in Australia and it's summer so there's lots of flies) and that she stumbled when she would lung and peck at the air and on occasion she actually got it and when she was pecking at the ground she was eating the fly! Oh how I wish I had gotten it on video. I had to keep watching for like 20 minutes and she just kept going on forever
Funniest thing I've seen all month.
Edited by Kmack - 11/16/15 at 12:23pm