Chickens and lightning bugs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nitrous, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    I wish lightning bugs came out before chicken's bedtimes. Watching chickens chase bugs that only fly a few feet off the ground and light up? Hours of fun... but not for the bugs.
  2. AJ Farms

    AJ Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    HAHA! One of the fun parts of having chickens. Not sure how many you have but when you have a bunch of babies in brooders, its hilarious watching 100 baby chicks chase a fly! Their so curious..

  3. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    I think it's great that chickens are born able to find their own food and walk around. Other birds spend weeks having to be barf-fed by mom, but chickens are up and at 'em right away. Ducklings too! Self sufficient little critters.
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    They sure are! Ducks are really hilarious, they just LOVE flies! Watching them try to catch them, who needs t.v.??? [​IMG]
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    We don't seem to have lightning bugs out here on the west coast. I miss them!!! (Former east coaster here.)
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011

    That actually sounds pretty awesome. I've only ever had two or three chicks at one time, so I've never laid eyes on this spectacle before (as I'm sure it is! :p)
    I'm actually a little bit amazed to find out lightning bugs are actually... real bugs. I have never heard of them talked about before, so when I heard the reference ina song I assumed it was just a metaphor. :gig

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