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Chickens at the back door.....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hodawg, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chirping

    My wife and I have 4 Plymouth Barred Rock hens, aged 13 weeks. They live out in our coop/run about 75 feet from our house. We go out several times a day to interact with them, besides just the let out/put up times. They have become quite accustomed to my wife being out with them while they free range in the back yard. They have been slowly but surely getting more and more adventurous and ranging farther and farther from their coop.

    Today when I came home for lunch, we went out the patio door into the back yard and there were three piles of what was obviously chicken poop near the patio door. We laughed, and I told Mrs. Hodawg "well, it probably won't be long that you'll look out the patio door and one of them will be pecking at the door and wanting to come in." It was a humorous joke, and we figured that it may happen sometime in the future. Boy were we wrong.

    Two hours later, Mrs. Hodawg calls me on my cell phone at work and says "You'll never guess who's at the back door...."
    "Tootsie and Gladys are pecking at the patio door wanting to come in or for me to come out.!"

    I laughed like crazy that it didn't take very long. A few minutes later, all 4 birds were at the door! Anyway, here are some pix of the girls at the door.......




    Beers y'all,

  2. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  3. DaffyDuck98

    DaffyDuck98 In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2012
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Oh so brave with a glass door between them! [​IMG]
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Cute! [​IMG]
  6. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chirping

    Actually, about a month ago when we first allowed the chickens to free range and interact with the two fearsome mini dachshunds, the dogs were not aggressive but very inquisitive of the birds. The dogs actually wanted the chickens to "play" with them, but the birds kept their distance from them. Now the bitties actually chase the dogs around the yard, and the dogs look up at us as to say "would you please make these ****** birds quit!" It's really comical!

    Beers y'all,
  7. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken

    Great chickens think alike... [​IMG]

  8. Englishjodes

    Englishjodes In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    Victoria, Australia
    Tapping on the window asking for treats?
    That do this several times everyday.
  9. these are all so cute [​IMG]

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