1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Dumb cluck RIR

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennsPeeps, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I was having a lunch break outside watching my girls when all of a sudden my dumb cluck RIR came running out from the bushes with a 2" black wadded up thing. She was very excited about it, so of course the other chickens gave chase.

    I was a little grossed out but also curious what she'd found. It just looked like a dead, rotten something gross. So I got close enough (she's pretty skittish PLUS she had a treat) to see what it was.

    That dumb bird had a nasty old latex balloon that had probably been buried in dirt for ages. I could not get it away from her. That stupid dummy!!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    They are so funny - they find ANYTHING unusual and act like they jsut hit the jackpot! They'll fight over it until finally they all have a chance to get it and figure out it isn't food.

    Hope nobody actually swallowed it!
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I hope so, too. She wouldn't let me near her but I doubt she coudl get any of it into her. Watchign her try to break it into smaller pieces was at least a little funny.

    Dumb bird.
  4. HeadHen

    HeadHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG] Dumb Cluck...that's funny [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by