Don't eat that.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mace Gill, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. my vegetable garden

    61.5%
  2. a quarter

    10.3%
  3. my eyeball

    46.2%
  4. that weird spot on my hand that I'm too nervous to have the doctor take a look at

    28.2%
  5. my shoelaces

    51.3%
  6. the cat

    20.5%
  7. neighbor's blueberry bush (uh oh!)

    10.3%
  8. that toad that one of them caught and now they're all fighting over

    46.2%
  9. anything and everything else (post your list in the comments!)

    41.0%
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  1. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's have some stories about your chickens eating, pecking at, tasting, trying, exploring something that they shouldn't!

    Everything from the shriek of 'WHAT are you DOING???' when you discover they've hopped the fence to your vegetable garden to 'No, I will NOT allow you to eat that quarter so PUT IT DOWN!'

    And ... of course ... describe the rational discussions you've had with your chickens concerning these habits.
     
  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my cat caught a mouse but didn't kill she just tortured it by swatting it throwing it in the air and biting it not too long later my blind in one eye Ancona hen who for some reason likes to play with my cat came over to her excitedly and grabbed the mouse and ran away and swallowed it whole later she found another mouse and did the same. They also are professional frog hunters lol.
     
  3. cow whisperer

    cow whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last year my chickens decided to eat a baby bird even though the parents and I were both trying to get them to leave the baby alone- I don't think I ate any chicken for 8 months
    The outside cat is always bringing gifts ( move, Chipmunks, birds, frog-eyed you name it she's caught and ate it) to the front stoop, playing with it at first then eating it.
    The inside cats have caught 3-4 nice inside the house. As soon as we catch them, we tell whichever cat has the mouse to drop it and sometimes have to end up fighting the cat for the prize.
    Last year when we had piggies, every time I wore shoes with laces they would try to eat the laces.
    The thing I have to keep repeating myself about with the chickens is my toes aren't worms but they don't listen.
    So far I haven't observed the steers eating anything they aren't supposed to. In matter if fact, the steers will throw a temper tantrum if there is ducks or geese on the pond in the pasture.
    I have also seen the chickens chase the outside cats where I have heard that it's normally the other way around.
     
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  4. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are vicious lil predators, no? Pulled out the lawnmower on spring for the first mow ... checked the oil, gassed it up, after a couple of pulls to start it, a mouse who had taken up residence ran out and into the run. I said 'hey mouse, that's a bad plan!' but I don't think it even had time to hear me finish the sentence!
     
  5. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then, of course, I don't like to watch too closely about what they're eating when they've gotten into the compost heap! (blech!)
     
  6. mika4me

    mika4me Out Of The Brooder

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    The thermometer I kept in their house when they were first outdoors in the winter.
     
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  7. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's one I hadn't even considered!
     
  8. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised at the number of votes for 'my eyeball' there are OUCH!

    And how few there are for 'my neighbor's blueberries'!
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine LOVE ice-cream lol! I'm naughty to offer some off my cone.......but they love it!:rolleyes:
    Then i eat it after they peck it! yuck! I'm weird! lol :sick:sick:sick
     
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  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    not my own photo of course...
     

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