Chickens don’t like Carhartt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Angelfishie, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Angelfishie

    Angelfishie Chirping

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    Fall has arrived in our area, and I’m fairly intolerant, mainly of the wind. So, this afternoon I put on my big, bulky Carhartt jacket to go change the chicken water. At the time I didn’t understand what was going on, but they went bonkers, two of them even flying into the fence head first, the majority running away as fast as they could.

    Later I stepped out on the porch without the coat and they seemed normal. I figure it had to be the coat. So, at scratch time (time to go back to the pen) I put on the coat again. I practically had to beg them to come get their ration of scratch.

    Once they figured out I wasn’t a monster they trickled into the pen. Normally they’ll eat from my hand but most of them wouldn’t get near me.

    I was fairly entertained by the whole deal (except the flying head first into the fence) and now understand why we call people “chicken” when they’re scared. :lau
     
  2. BGcoop

    BGcoop Songster

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  3. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

    HAPPYCHICKENLADY17 Songster

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    that is too funny....i have a pair of rubber shoes i wear in the run...some of my girls dont like them, they just peck and peck them...but if i change to a different pair they dont even go near them.....
     
  4. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    :lau Oh that is too funny! Cold hasn't quite struck here but I imagine I'll be having the same problems when I come out in a coat and heavier boots! I'll try to refrain from the Carhartt though...maybe Columbia?? :gig
     
  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Just wait until you buy a rain slicker...oh my word.
    I just get wet, it isn't worth the cackle hassle.:barnie
     
  6. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    Anything different can freak them out. I'm the "Big Blue Hen" because I usually wear a blue apron when I go out among them, so they'll recognize me. Goofy birds. ... (I'm not sure the BLs ever will, though!)
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Yes well I have a bright yellow slicker even my cockerel freaked had to hang it out there for a day for them to not go nuts crazy
     
  8. mdquilts

    mdquilts Songster

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    Don’t even think about using an umbrella near them. Trust me.
     
  9. HeyHo

    HeyHo Songster

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    Hahaha. Good tip!
     
  10. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    YES! Been there, done that!
     

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