Chickens challenging song birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tasymo, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. tasymo

    tasymo Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Twice today, I saw my smallest pullet (she's 12 weeks old), Betty, charging a Robin in our yard. Of course the Robin flew away, so there were no chest butts, or stretch and fluff contests! Betty is the smallest in my flock of six, but she's also the most fiesty. All my girls get along really well, so far, so nobody gets picked on, but I'll bet Betty was hoping to win the "I'm bigger than you are" challenge for a change.
  2. It's funny to watch isn't it? My BO cannot BEAR for any little wild bird to land inside their pen and start pecking around. She chases them off with absolute HATE in her eyes.

    She's so docile usually, so it really does make me chuckle [​IMG]
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    lol ive never seen this before but ide love to gotta be cute

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