Am I a chicken stalker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoffeeCow, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    My wife called me a chicken stalker the other day.. and as I was watching and waiting on speedy to lay me a nice blue egg this morning, I can see why my wife said that.

    Is it weird to go check on the girls every few hours, and watch them lay? I do that a lot [​IMG]
    Its just so cool to watch them scratch up the nest and throw the nest materials around them.

    so... am I a weirdo chicken stalker? or normal?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I'm as weird as you. I attempt to justify it by saying we have to wait for one of the leghorns to lay and get away from the nesting box or she'd peck at the kids (my little egg gatherers). But in reality I'm more excited about my "girls" than my partners girls are.
  3. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    I would say chicken stalker [​IMG].. us normal folks only check 3 or 4 times a day for eggs [​IMG]
  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

    Jul 8, 2008
    Greencastle, In
    Quote:I do the same thing so if you are a stalker, then I am a stalker also. LOL !!
  5. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    That is completely normal behavior,
    for a weirdo chicken stalker!!!!!!
    You are in good company [​IMG]

    I love to sit in my coop and watch the goings on, there is so much more to chickens than they are given credit for, I find them fascinating!
  6. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    well, at least I'm not alone [​IMG]

    I do like watching the girls, they are so much fun
  7. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    Compltely normal (in chicken world) that is. I do this too. I check several times a day as well, and my favorite thing to do is if a hen is in her squatting about to pop a egg out, I stick my hand under her so she lays in my hand, it's neat!

    I love watching chicken dynamics and pecking order as well. I have a young rooster who is coming to age and it's hilarious watching him walk around the ladies, picking at the ground, until they chase him off. Hilarious!
  8. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I'm a stalker too! I go out in the morning before I go to work to give them 'words of encouragement'. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    When they are pacing and squawking before they lay I tell them nice things and sound VERY sympathetic.

    Then when I collect my eggs I thank them.

    Only the roo is not impressed with my stalking behavior.
  9. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    yeah, my roo stalks me while I stalk whatever pullet is in the nest box hehe
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I'm a long-time chicken stalker. Had a hen get out of a tractor that I was moving yesterday. Took about a minute to stalk and catch her again.

    You keep birds you eventually turn into a stalker.

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