A lady that rescued some commercial birds years ago asked me....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    if I had noticed that my own rescued commercial (cornish Xs) birds were as dumb as a box of rocks. About ten years ago there was a terrible ice storm in the area and she ended up with a ton of them after the ice destroyed a commercial house.
    I tried to defend these poor birds by talking about how sweet and docile they are, but in the end I had to agree with her. I love my little meaties to death, but they are so dumb it's pitiful. [​IMG]
    They make your average backyard birds look like genuises. [​IMG]
     
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  2. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And that is saying a LOT. I am constantly amazed at how dumb my beloved chickens are. Almost every day I spout one or two "God love em, but they aren't too bright."
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah, I have a few not-so- bright layers and layer chicks (one word: silkies!) but the meaties are the ones that make me say "bless their little hearts" and "God love em all the time". [​IMG]
     
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  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had meaties before, and god yes they are dumber than a box of rocks for sure. But I agree they tend to be very sweet, my granddad told me "The way I figure it, they are just too plain dumb to know how to be mean, much less the right sense to run from danger." [​IMG] he had a point, I have seen them run right up to a dog when they got loose, and I bet the ones we lost when I was a kid probably served themsleves up to the foxes because they asked nicely. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] You're probably right! [​IMG]
    When I comment to my DH about how dumb they are, he tells me that Tyson doesn't care whether they have any more brains than it takes to find the feeders.
     

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