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Do any of your chickens chase birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by xxIsabellaxx, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. xxIsabellaxx

    xxIsabellaxx Chirping

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    My silkie bantam hen loves to chase Robins out of bushes and it's really cute when she does it but i was wondering if anyone else have experienced that?
     

  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Yep. A couple of our more dominant hens will chase and squawk at magpies in the garden. :p
    However, for some reason, they all really like pigeons and will let the things eat with them, which gets a bit troublesome for us sometimes.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Mine don't go out of their way to chase them. But they will defend the ground under the bird feeders. I had one RIR repeatedly chase a sparrow that was trying to land there. Or maybe the sparrow was taunting the hen.
     
  4. chookhead

    chookhead Songster

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    yea mine like pigeons lol
    my younger pullets chase birds and i think its to earn their keep
     
  5. Birds, butterflies, leaves, pieces of lint flying by...anything. But only for a second or so..

    They are easily distracted but inherently lazy.
     
  6. dolly85

    dolly85 Songster

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    My hens will chase away HUGE crows! These crows are bigger then them, I need to get a video of it one of these days.
     
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  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have a salmon faverolle rooster who HATES blue jays, sparrows and squirrels. He chases them. The squirrel DOES taunt him, for sure. But Hitchcock will circle the tree trunk in which the squirrel has "escaped."

    My bantam buff Brahma rooster chases birds, too, especially the blue jays.
     

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