Anyone got a sprinter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spud395, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2009
    One of my "red laying hybrids"(is that a breed:lol:) whenever I go near the pen, she come running like a rocket, throw some treats in the far end of the run and she's allways first.

    Is there any kind of chicken olympics or similar??

    I reckon she'd put it up to Bolt;)
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Yes, I've got Biscuit the Rocket! They are so funnylooking when they run fast, aren't they!
  3. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2007
    North Georgia
    We have an Appenzeller Spitzhauben that we call Road Runner. She is lean and fast as lightning!
  4. RedStarDaddy

    RedStarDaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    I have a dozen of them. They run and if they think they are going to get beat out to the goal (whether that goal be me, the scratch I just threw out, or the sunny spot in the yard) they fly. Just about the only thing they don't race each other for is the dust bath under the propane tank.

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  5. Beed

    Beed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2008
    Ft. Pierce, Florida
    Loretta will sprint just for the heck of it. Like she is playing. She will wipe out at a corner at times-hilarious.
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    my little bit is a road runner in disguise..she is a very small and lean rhode island red.. when i let them out to free range she zips all over the place..i wasn't sure she was normal.. all the other hens are chubby and walk lol. she hasn't laid her first egg yet so still waiting
  7. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    we had one hen that we called FireEngine b/c she was red and FAST!

    but right now i have a barred rock pullet named "Slim" that is about on my last nerve. you know how at recess when the bell rings there are two kinds of kids? the ones that run TOWARD the school to go in...and the kids that run AWAY trying to get that last few seconds of freedom? well Slim is the later variety. everynite its a chase...

    for heavens sakes.

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