Chicken Behavior The Ignorant Gal's Guide To Things No Sane Person Would Tell You About Chickens

I haven't laughed this hard in months!!!! I'm new to the chicken game, so this is terrific. If my Lavender Orpington, Rain, who loves to sun herself falls over "dead", I won't bury her without checking for a pulse first. I've experienced the chicken violence first hand. Every time I reach into their playpen, they're sure I'm bringing them something good to eat. Every single chicken is absolutely committed to getting the first bite of whatever it is I'm giving them. They go from peacefully pecking and scratching around in the grass to looking like they're shopping for 25.00 big screen TV's on Black Friday in about a half a second.
I haven’t laughed this much in quite a bit! Thank you. Also, your YouTube check on the (man dance) has saved me some work/vet check. My roo hasn’t gotten to that stage yet. Now I’ll know he’s not having “epileptic fit”.
This is an exceptionally well written article! It describes some of the numerous follies, and strange happenings that accompany owning chickens for the first time.
It warns you to never underestimate just how clever, cunning and astute chickens can actually be, even if they are a little “touched” (not quite right).
I absolutely loved reading this article! I could see her chickens, and often my own, performing their antics as I read through madwomn’s account.
I think madwomn has missed her calling, if she is not a creative writer of some sort! It’s never too late...
I spent most of the time wiping tears from my eyes because I was laughing so much.
Thank you for giving me a wonderful, unexpected chicken 🐣 interlude this afternoon!
Leslie
Love your detailed descriptions 🤣
Great article!!
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GREAT read!!!
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I loved this article! You DO have a fantastic writing style and I chuckled all the way through it. Thank you for a great read.
Everyone needs to be able to laugh at themselves, and we can all see ourselves in this article...
Very amusing! You have lovely writing style.
This is one of the articles I came across early on - and I loved it and I laughed and read bits to family members. I just dug it up again today, to share it with someone on the newcomer's forum. And once again found myself reading bits to my teenager, and encouraging her to make oatmeal for our chicks soon.
You article was very funny and informative. Hopefully no one has given you too much of a hard time. Especially since raising animals can be trial and error.
Love this article! Describes life as a backyard ‘chicken tender’ to a ‘T’
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This should be in the learning center.
I’ve read quite a few articles here now and although some are informative and well written, overall most seem a bit dry and humorless to me.
Maybe it’s a cultural thing but being able to write and make people laugh is a gift and this article did make me laugh.
So much of what is written about mirrors many of the mini trauma’s I went through as I discovered the chickens weren’t the cuddly little sweeties that one might come to believe reading posts on BYC.
I read this article from time to time, usually after I’ve read some post or other that just makes me want to bang my head on the wall in disbelief and frustration.
One of the things I like about chickens is they make me laugh at their antics and laugh at myself for thinking I know better than they do.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Madwomn on the forums which is a great pity given her humour and common sense approach.
If you read this Madwomn, write another article.
A lovely article. Thank you for showing me that someone else is as mad as I am!
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Well written and humorous
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Quite an interesting read & funny too.
Love this article! It's spot on with describing what most ever poultry keeper will experience and describes it all with a wacky sense of humor. A "must read" for sure!
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