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a question for everyone who keeps chickens/ducks/geese etc. . . . .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spish, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ok.....i have a question for everyone, a simple yes or no will do [​IMG]


    When you walk outside to your poultry with a feed bucket in hand (or sometimes not even with a feed bucket).........do they come runnning/flapping/honking at you like possessed beasts? as if they are so starvingly hungry they just have to be the first to get to you? (even if you'd only been out an hour before to feed them)
     
  2. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! A visitor would think that I've been starving them by the way they act. In the morning, the turkeys and chickens swarm all around my feet, I can barely walk! A couple of the bantams will actually ride on the bucket and eat out of it as I walk. [​IMG]

    And throughout the day, if I walk outside holding ANYTHING....food, paintbrush, cardboard box, whatever, they come running from all directions to beg. My dogs don't come to me the way these birds do. [​IMG]
     
  3. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, especially on a summer afternoon when they know I'm coming out with watermelon.
     
  4. Mississippi Yard Bird

    Mississippi Yard Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! Always makes me smile.
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Yes, and my male human children act the same way with food. [​IMG]
     
  6. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i feed my chickens in the after noon. the run up to me like wild hogs.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yes and when I bent/sit down they jump up to sit on me. When I walk to their bowls with food they run ahead of me. Too cute!
     
  8. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I like that they do that. It's always nice when they're happy to see me. :)
     
  9. laughing man

    laughing man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always [​IMG]
     
  10. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just say duck's and my ducks an d hens come sprinting. I used to say it and walk in the run and toss them grain to herd them up after free ranging but quickly realized there was no need to do the grain tossing. Its summertime here in nh so I cut back my feedings and use alot of foraging
     

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