Can't stop laughing

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BoyTheRooster, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. BoyTheRooster

    BoyTheRooster Chirping

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    So at the moment we have 4 hens raising chicks. 1 of these hens is currently living outside the run with her single adopted chick.

    This evening I went up to the back lawn, where the hen and her chick live, to water the lemon tree. I expected to see mama in her nest box on the ground, settling in for the night. But she wasn't there, so I assumed she's found a new hiding place under a bush or something. So I called out to her to try find her new hiding stop.

    I hear gentle clucking from above me

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    and then I lost it :lau

    Mama hen had some how got herself and her 4 (ish) week old chick about 2 meters (6.5 feet) up in a dead tree and the chick was just poking it's head out and I could not stop laughing

    Had to run back to the house to grab my camera and mum

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    Sleepy chickies and my mum (5.1 feet) for scale

    I don't think she would have tried this if she'd had more the one chick (only two might have worked). But it was the funniest thing I'd seen all day, so I thought I'd share :)

    (see if you can spot the rooster)
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    LoL :lau Really cute story. I found the rooster.
     
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  3. SA&P

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    HOW ON EARTH DID SHE GET HER CHICK UP THERE??!!!
    I have an image of her carrying it in her beak as a mamma cat would her kitten :lau:yuckyuck
    Yeah, found the rooster. Bet he’s worried :oops:
     
  4. BoyTheRooster

    BoyTheRooster Chirping

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    I think it must have climbed/jumped up. It's not feathered enough to fly much at all, just short hops
     
  5. SA&P

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    Are you going to stand there with a net when they’re coming down? :oops:
    Very funny post, thanks for sharing
     
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  6. Dani4Hedgies

    Dani4Hedgies Songster

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    Lol this is awesome yep found the very worried rooster no doubt he is like really women how the heck do you expect me to protect you up there when I'm down here??? Your surpose to be tucked down here in the grass and I'm surpose to be up there....
     
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  7. KettermanHillCoop

    KettermanHillCoop Crowing Premium Member

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    Omgosh too cute! But I would be a nervous wreck about the chick falling.
     
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  8. BoyTheRooster

    BoyTheRooster Chirping

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    Well I assume she's been doing this for a few days now, since this is the first time since Friday that I've checked her after they've gone to bed, so the chick shouldn't have any problems getting down. Easier than getting up!


    Our rooster is a grumpy old man, I don't think he understands anything our hens do anymore


    Mama has the chick well secure, and it is roosting on the branch so I think it'll be fine. She's an excellent mum
     
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  9. BoyTheRooster

    BoyTheRooster Chirping

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    They're still doing it. She roosted in the coop while she was still living with the other chickens in the run, so I don't know what she'll do when we put her and chickie back in the run
     
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