Do your chickens ever get really really mad at you?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken.Lytle, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    My whole flock got really mad at me today . I forgot their morning oatmeal bowl. The rooster was so ticked off he did the Marvin Martian "you are making me very angry" voice.

    Are all chickens like this or do I have bratty birds?
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time it snows. They don't mind the cold but they hate that I cause all that snow.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Mine get very angry that I make their water turn solid in these cold temperatures.[​IMG]
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Heck yeah, you just try to get between a Dominique hen and her chicks. She'll scratch your eyes out. Good garden o' peas!

    Course she hasn't gone broody since.

    How do you know when your chickens are mad at you? Do they stop talking to you? [​IMG]

    Rancher
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get mad at me all the time. If they don't get what they want they yell at me. They all have attitude. I just have to laugh at them. Between them and the goats they keep me laughing. For instance I went out this morning and go to open the door and the door is frozen. I pull it and rip the end of 2 nails off. I holler and go in the coop and the roo's start yelling at me. Like it is my fault. What did I do. Silly chickens. Gotta love them. Attitude. Love it:lau
     
  6. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had to leave for work early yesterday, to get there before the snow started. I didn't have time to check on the chickens before I left.

    When I got home around 4pm, and went in the coop, they met me at the door with their wings on their hips! I was hit in the head with a rotten tomato or two, and the language would make a sailor blush. (I think I saw my picture on a dart board at the back of the coop). Even the offering of freshly chopped red leaf lettuce did little to appease them. You'd think they'd been without food and water for a week! I guess it didn't help that the younger girls are all starting to lay this week and perhaps this new effort has them feeling out of sorts. I saw that poor Liberace, my silkie mix rooster, had a wound on his comb, so I know he'd been getting "hen pecked" too. So, on their orders, I ran back to the house and cooked up a batch of scrambled eggs for them and ran back to them with whole grain bread and eggs. After scarfing down the food offering and pecking me a few times, the riot was quelled.

    Whatever you do, DON'T . . . FORGET . . . THE . . . OATMEAL.
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Lisser:lau Sorry you made me laugh. That is so awesome. Mine are not so spoiled yet. LOL
     
  8. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we opened the coop door yesterday and they saw 6 inches of snow, well! Such language! And then when the snow wasn't all gone this morning, they said it all, all over again. Then when I had the good sense to stay in the house for a while today, Casper the Lakenvelder roo sat on a windowsill and stared angrily inside at all of us.
     
  9. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I don't get the pop door shut early enough in the evening, my senior rooster waits in the yard for me and chews me out when I finally show up. [​IMG]
     
  10. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    holy smokes, what is it about the snow that they don't get!!

    my chickens HATE it! they look at me and squabble, squawk, complain, etc!!

    I have to shovel out a walk way for them in the enclosed outdoor run and they still
    complain!

    Explaining that I cannot up the heat, or bring on the grubs, they just don't get it!

    A bunch of complainers I tell them every morning!

    But i always thank them for the eggs they leave for me each and every day!

    Thank you chickens..[​IMG]
     

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