1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

A RANT about Chickens.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by rodriguezpoultry, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    10,907
    74
    328
    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I try not to mention the "s" (show) word around my birds. Because I know the next day, their feathers will fall out, they'll start sniffling, go broody, or worst yet. Drop dead.

    I mentioned it ONE time to my Langshan cock, the night before the show. His tail fell out for the show the next day!

    Apparently word spread throughout the coop and this past month, 1 of my birds dropped dead for no apparent reason, my Barred Rock cockerel is losing feathers faster than a granny on steroids, 2 of my birds that I was going to show have gone broody....

    So that leaves me with a Rhode Island Red pullet who is absolutely excellent and a S.C. Black Minorca hen whose feathers will probably all fall out tonight when I catch them.

    ARG!!!! I'm debating getting the broodies and just throwing them in the cage and calling it good.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  2. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

    321
    3
    121
    Jun 18, 2009
    Madisonville, LA
    Well, the fair show I just went to loved RIR so maybe it is going around [​IMG] It is a sign to bring the RIR. If it makes you feel better my silkies always get poo stuck on their butts the day of.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by