Do they like us ...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sjisty, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    ... or are they just greedy? I know as soon as I open my front door, a wave of chickens comes running to see what treats I have for them.

    There are three, though. Little Maggie will come jump in my lap while the others are filling their greedy selves with frozen corn and peas. Don't get me wrong, she's in there like all the others, acting like its the last meal they will ever see, but where the others don't leave the bowls until they are empty, Maggie leaves and comes to visit with me.

    Frack, my house chicken, comes running whenever I call. She sits on the floor beside me (with her chick) while I'm at the computer.

    Now my newest, Butch (brother Sundance is not as friendly), will run up to me and jump in my lap whenever I am outside.

    My flock of 14 half-grown, of which Maggie is one (about 16 weeks or so old) will hang around when I'm working outside. They always keep me in sight - maybe they think I will suddenly turn into a giant ear of corn!

    I often wonder what goes on inside their brains. Are we friends or just human automatic feeders?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Friends or human automatic feeders? I'm not sure but I know what THEY are.....walking stomachs! I too have have several that jump in my lap when I sit outside and mine are all hatchery chickens. There are 3 though, 2 Barred Rocks and my Easter Egger that love to be petted and have their necks gently scratched....they close their eyes and start dozing lol. I might add this is without bringing treats out. If I brought treats out I would be instantly mobbed, food second. So, who knows!
  3. Afrochicken

    Afrochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2010
    Toms River, NJ
    whenever one of us calls Chickidoodles!!! the chickens come running!! [​IMG]
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    I know mine are using me for my food. I've been used for worse, I am okay about it. Little buggers.

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