Comical Show and a Dream come True

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tclegg, May 27, 2011.

  1. tclegg

    tclegg Chirping

    May 15, 2011
    Just got done cleaning brooder and my girls found a tiny shred of cardboard in their nesting material...I just spent almost the last half-hour watching them take turns chasing each other trying to get that strip of cardoard away from each other. One would grab it run and drop it--another would grab and play tug-of-war, then another would come in and take it away from both of them and off they all would go again!!! LOL.. I was there so long my hubby came to see what happened to me...LOL
    Then I put my hand in the brooder with my arm at an incline and my EE climber up my arm to my shoulder (twice)!!! SO EXCITING!!! My hubby agreed and wanted to raise chicks too but he isn't in to it like I am- Never the less it did AMAZE HIM TOO-she did that:love
    -I have wanted to raise chickensfor several years...and have been studying and researching it for years. He had chicks at a reatives he helped with in summers when he was growing up--so he is not new to this. But I am--but it has been a DESIRE of mine "forever"--now I'm finally doing it.[​IMG]
  2. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    They are entertainment for sure!
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I love watching chicks at play.
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    nothing better than chick tv [​IMG] more entertaining than regular tv [​IMG]
  5. leight54

    leight54 Songster

    One day last week, I set up a tv tray to eat my lunch while I watched television. Only I never turned it on - I watched the chicks instead![​IMG]
  6. spotstealer

    spotstealer Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    They are allot of fun. When I first told my wife I wanted chicks she gave me the rolled eye treatment. Now she also enjoys them too. They follow me everywhere. My wife gives them all sorts of treats to try to bribe their attention. But they still follow me (and Duke, my younger lab) like the pied piper! Mine just turned 10 weeks and are starting to look like they want to drop some omelete bombs!
  7. laseterlass

    laseterlass Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    I just watched my 18 year old daughter backed across our lawn by 16 2 week old chickens.[​IMG] She is afraid of them. they were after her bright green nail polish!
  8. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL

    We take treats out as a family and sit and watch them play football with the food pieces! LOL they all ignore the pile of food on the tray; but go after the one bird who has a grape in its beak lolol..
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, I can spend SO much time chick watching! And outside, watching the flock just be chickens. Suddenly one will do a little jump and then take off running as if it had a clear goal in sight, but it's just the grown up bird version of the chicks' "zoomies" in the brooder.

    I wasn't the least bit interested in keeping chickens until I was 55 years old. I cannot imagine ever being without chickens again.

    I am so glad you are now able to realize your dream!
  10. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Give them some crickets and watch tackle football. [​IMG] enjoy and have fun

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