BREAKING A ""BAD BIRDIE!"" HABIT!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by d.k, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * So, some of you may recall my mentioning that Miss Chook had a habit of sucking on one of her wattles, just like a kid with a pacifier. . . WELL, got so bad recently that she was even trying to EAT with the darn thing stuck in her mouth! Yeah, that doesn't work, and I was sick of "pulling the plug" several times a day. Got the idea to wrap the wattle in 2 red plastic-coated bag ties and it is working like a charm!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a funny thing! Certainly a unique birdie you have there.....
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] OMG chickens are so weird sometimes.
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Aren't they, though?? Thought I was gonna go nuts trying to figure out how to break THAT habit!! [​IMG]
     
  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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    I would love to see a pic of that! [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That has got to be the funniest thing I've read all day long! Thank you so much for the laugh! [​IMG]
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    OMG [​IMG] How odd, and weired !!!! Really weired !! Glad you fixed the problem !!
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Me, too!! That wattle was getting a good 1/4" longer than the other, and starting to look real white and pruney besides!! Cool thing with the ties is that they don't hamper her eating or drinking and being plastic-coated they don't soak up water either. Now, if I can just get the other one (Perky) eating as much as Chook does. . . . . [​IMG] Am I the only one with neurotic chickens??
     
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  9. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, you've GOT to take a picture. Pretty please? While you're at it, take one of her without the fix, too!
     
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  10. joerogrz

    joerogrz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid we had an egg-sucking dog that just loved to get to the eggs before us. My Dad made a little pin-hole in an egg, got some of the yolk out and filled it up with Tabasco. Needless to say, the egg-sucking dog swore off eggs after he had a few of the "special" eggs....

    So from this scenario, could be assume that putting some hot pepper sauce on the wattles would keep the hen from "trying" them? I'm gonna have to test this theory out....
     

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