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Bird killer!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milleryardchx, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw my Ameraucana making a mad dash across the yard i go look out there and she is chasing down a little black bird across the yard and she got it! i tried to get her off him but she killed the bird![​IMG] Do chickens normaly kill other birds?! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is completly normal. Chickens are very opportunistic. I had hens that would digs voles out of the ground, kill them and eat them. If you read enough on BYC, you'll find that people's chickens eat anything from rats and mice, to snakes, songbirds, and even other chickens.

    Chickens are not picky and will kill and eat just about anything they can catch and overpower.

    -Kim
     
  3. oldegger

    oldegger Out Of The Brooder

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    sure glad there are no 800 pound chickens:eek:
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am an 800 pound chicken and I have found your message board. I do not feel a need to post much, but I am gathering facts and soon I will implement my plan for world domination and tasty human morsels!


    Bwahahahahaha!
     
  5. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the first good laugh of the day:yuckyuck, I'll be chuckling to myself all day over this post!
     
  6. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha i love peoples sense of humor on here it always keeps me on my toes.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Certainly possible...
    Chickens are omnivorous...
    Be ware of your eyes and don't fall asleep around them...
    You might wake up eaten...
     
  8. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was sitting in the pen this evening and one of my orpingtons came and sat on my lap and looked at a scab on my arm thought " looks good to eat" and pecked it . well it started to bleed and she was delighted to drink the blood.
    Yea chickens will kill and eat other animals.
     

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