Antics of a Not So Intelligent Chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LilBizzy, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    The other day,I was reading an old thread from a year ago entitled ' Who is your dumbest chicken", and I laughed so hard, I thought it might be good to start a new one.
    I have a 6 month old RSL that was attacked by our neighbors dog. A little shock, and some missing wing feathers, and she seemed ok. But I think the attack rattled her little brain. The neighbors dog is named Maui, so I decided to give her a Hawaiian name. Lohimoa.
    The 4 hens run straight for the neighbors yard when we open the run door. And they stay there all day. As it starts to get dark, they all of a sudden run home. In a nice single file, like a school fire drill. Little Lohimoa is always bringing up the rear. 4 chickens walk around the perimiter of the run. 4 chickens walk around to the gate. 3 chickens walk THROUGH the gate. Lohimoa, only 2 steps behind the chicken in front of her walks AROUND the gate. Then she walks around the gate again, and runs back and forth along the run, squawking, wondering how to get in. Back and forth, around the open gate several times before she accidently figures out how to get in.
    One night, we were out untill after dark. Didnt count chickens hen we locked up. Next morning, opened up the coop, and only 3 came out. Lohimoa was missing. I found her a short while later.. in the neighbors yard 2 houses away. She had gotten around their fence, and of course, couldnt figure how to go around it to get back to our yard.

    By the way.. "Lohi moa".. translates into "retarded chicken" [​IMG]
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007

    I had a dog that was just like that once. I miss her dearly.

    Glad your girl was Ok from her night out.

    Edited for spelling because I can't type and talk to a 17 yr. old and 4 yr. old at the same time.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  3. henry3

    henry3 In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2008
    Hahaha, so funny!
    I have a very normal boring chook and 1 that is either a genius or retarded, she comes to our door rather than gng home and I have to carry her to her cage where she stays all night, I am always amused by her stupidness.
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Ah... the "Who is your dumbest chicken" thread! [​IMG] Well, I guess I'll bring up Gwen again!
    Gwen, bless her little heart, is a buff silkie who is lacking in the brain department. Not only does DH check on her every night at bedtime (to make sure she remembered to go in the coop), but Gwen will get caught in the sprinklers and rain and wonder why she's getting wet. All of the other chickens will go running for cover, but Gwen will just stand in the rain wondering what to do.

    Before rain

    After rain


    And this was after a sprinkler mishap

  5. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
  6. Lol! I love the stories! I don't have any to contribute yet, though. None of my girls appear especially stupid; although, the golden comets are definitely dumber than the EEs!
  7. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    I don't have one "Not So Intelligent Chicken", I have 15.

    I have 6 four month olds and 9 ten wk olds sharing a very lovely red 8'x12' coop. DH has built them a four rung roost to boot.

    This evening we went out to watch Chicken TV and all the girls and guys were on the top roost fighting for their spot for the night.

    As we stood there watching them, one would fall from the highest roost because he or she lost their footing to a larger or smaller bird. One's fall from grace actually knocked the wind out of her.

    I actually had to stop my husband from going into the coop. He thought they were going to hurt one another flopping, swaking and carrying on. I told him to stay put that they had to figure out their pecking order and they would figure it out on their own.

    After about the 4th one fell, hopped back up, pushed and shoved, BWAK, and clawed their way to the top again, they all finally found their spot and then squawked and BWAKed for us to turn off the coop light so they could go to bed.

    My girls and guys are a mess, but they are fun to watch.
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    That's hilarious!

    My dumbest chicken... hrm... I'm going to have to think about that.
  9. [​IMG] Thanks for some good laughs right be for I retire for the night! Love it! I don't have any dumb chicken stories good enough to post....yet....
  10. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Planet Earth
    Quote:Bwahahahaha I can't stop. I can't. Tehehahaha. I want your chicken so bad. LOLOL

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