Are you a slave to them too?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Redfeathers, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    They have me wrapped around their little fingers. (chicken fingers). [​IMG]

    Anyway, I can see them from my kitchen window and they pace the fence waiting...waiting...waiting for me to bring them something. If I don't make it out to the run by noon I'm feeling really guilty. They have feed, but it's just not good enough. They always wear me down and I end up making oatmeal or slicing up veggies and fruit. My dh doesn't even have it that good.
  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I'm baking corn bread for them now-lol!
  3. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    It's the visiting thing that gets me. I have to visit them a couple times a day just to check in. Like a sleeping baby, just a peek into the crib...............[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I even do it in the middle of the night...............
  4. BethinIrving

    BethinIrving Songster

    Nov 13, 2008
    Oh yes, mine are spoiled. I am their slave, they are my feathered masters. The buggers come to the patio door, peck and make noise when they want a treat, or when one of the rabbits digs out of it's cage.

    Gooney, Lilly, Doe, Pretty Bird, Big Bird, Baby, and Ojo --

    Masters of the Backyard.

    And I do love every minute of caring for them!
  5. I make my way to the chicken barn EVERY morning. When i wake a bit late, it is oh crud, I am going to have some P.O.'d chickens.

    I can hear them yelling at me before I get to the barn door. The game hens are the worst, man can they make an unhappy racket.

    They do expect certian things every morning. Fresh scratch on the ground, fresh water and lastly thier feed filled to the top.

    Yep, I am a chicken slave.
  6. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Mine have been getting scores of left overs. The dogs really want them gone cause they use to get everything.

    The other day when I didn't have any other treats I poured boiling water over the cracked corn to soften it up. Yeah mine have me wrapped.
  7. It is a love affair between The Masters (the chickens), and me (the slave).

    I'm making them pasta tonight. [​IMG]

    My husband now asks, "what are the chickens getting for dinner?"

    He gets the leftovers. It's that bad.

  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Oh heavens yes. If I don't give them some sort of treat every day I feel like I'm depriving them. My kids have always complained all our animals are treated better than they are. [​IMG]
  9. Granolamom

    Granolamom Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Oooohhhh yeahhhhhh, the things we do for these little feathered rascals! I was gone over the Thanksgiving holiday (had my neighbor close their hatch at night, and let them back out in the morning). It was killing me the entire time to think about the fact that they weren't getting their usual breakfast of oatmeal with chopped up fruit, and a big ol' glob of yoghurt in the center of it all (couldn't really ask my neighbor do do that for them, or she'd think I've lost my mind, which I have...[​IMG].
  10. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Quote:Tomorrow, you may see me on your fence, Redfeathers [​IMG].

    Yep, I heat the leftovers before they go out. Cook extra stuff for them and keep it in the fridge or freezer.

    They are in the coop a lot now because of darkness & cold weather so I go out with a little something good now and then hoping that they don't get too bored.

    Steve' digits

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