chicken slave: my dog. In trouble...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kareninthesun, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    So, I'm sitting here, in the office, nice slow Sunday afternoon. My black lab who is the self appointed mom of the chickens outside is inside. With me. The birds are free ranging. I got all over her yesterday about staying outside with them, which she normally loves. I have the back door rigged on a closing screen door hinge. She learned to open the door standing on her back feet a long time ago, but the german shepherd hais severe hip displacia and cannot do the same. So, I put a small door block between the door jam and the door. Dogs nudge the door open, it closes automatically.

    I stand up to walk Katie back out and one chicken greets me in the hall. Two are in the living room, some in the kitchen and laundry room, the rest in the living room. All exploring and having a wonderful time. Luckly, only found two poos to clean up. But Katie HAD to stand at the door and keep it open in order for the girls to come in. I don't know what they bribed her with to do this, but I'm gonna be more careful in watching...
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    [​IMG] That must have been a surprise!
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    So funny! I can just see her at the door saying "Yeah, come on in, it's cooler in here and there is comfy furniture. Can I get you a snack? A beverage?" I can see my labradors doing that. We often say the labs will just ask the burglar if he could set the "cookie" jar on the floor while he loads our few valuables into his car. Our terrier will be hanging on his leg though. Labs, gotta luv 'em![​IMG]
  4. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2008
    that is too funny. Thanks for the laugh. =0)
  5. 5parrots&zoo

    5parrots&zoo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2011
    Don"t you just love unexpected company? Thanks for sharing, it made me smile.
  6. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    She's a good guard dog, once people invited in she turns into a sneaky lap dog. She will not let any predators of any kind i the yard. Only afraid of earthquakes, lightening and butterflies. Maybe two butterflies were winging through the yard?
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  7. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha! Thanks for the laugh! In our case, it's my husband who holds the door open and invites the chickens into the kitchen! At least you can lock a dog up...what do I do with the errant husband? (He's bigger than me, so the options are limited!)
  8. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2011
    Camano Island, WA
    [​IMG] I can just picture that happening. My back door does not always close tight so I will need to keep watch on my girls!!!
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity

    [​IMG] Thanks for the smile! I cannot imagine!
  10. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Such a sweet story! I love it!! I have to say, I am the one that always lets the chicken in the house, but she's such a nice guest, I don't mind her husband, on the other hand, well, he thinks I'm crazy.[​IMG]

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