Does my head look like a perch?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PotterWatch, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Our coop is about 3ft off the ground and we don't have a ramp to it yet so the girls just fly/hop in and out when they want. I am planning on putting a ramp up, just haven't gotten around to it yet. My 7 week old EE, Luna, has apparently decided that my head is a much more comfortable landing spot than the ground. When I open the coop, she hangs out at the edge and as soon as I start to walk away she jumps and flies up onto my head! She makes sure she's at the back of my head so that I can't easily grab her. Since she seems to have no interest in jumping off even if I crouch down so her jump to the ground is small, she still stays perched in my hair. The last two days I have had to ask my 6yo son to rescue me, lol. Silly chicken!
     
  2. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last time one of my chicks did this, he pooped on me...one of those nice runny ones that stink. I don't let them on my head anymore [​IMG]
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Our Ameraucana aka Diva Chicken flies or jumps onto my back when I bend over, onto my chest or shoulder when I stand nearby and just plain does not understand....ME human HER chicken NOT parrot.
     
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  4. OtneyPrice

    OtneyPrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Try to dissuade her by wearing a hat with a big brim that might make her flight approach more difficult. You could even try putting something on the hat like fake flowers or even a "stovepipe top" of tin foil - anything that might make the chicken think twice about landing on the "perch".
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I can just see myself walking out in a tinfoil hat... my family already thinks I'm crazy, lol.
     
  6. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ranger cookie does this to me haha, the moment i open to coop in the mornings she jumps out and wont leave me alone.
     

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