Dumbest Thing a Chicken Has Ever Done-And Survived?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by FrizzleFreak, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    My poor little cochin girl, didn't know what snow was and went for a walk in almost a foot of snow. She doesn't have any feet now.
    My EE, who decided to spend the night on the fence top. Well, it snowed. So I go out to feed in the morning and there is a chicken, covered with snow and with icicles hanging off her bum, sitting on top of the fence! I put her in front of the heat lamp, and now she's fine.
    So? Chicken Survival Stories! Or not....as long as they aren't too disgusting.

  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    We have a trash pit where we burn trash. My little sebright rooster LOVES to go in there and scratch around. Once he jumped in to it while it was smoldering. He didn't have a scratch.
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    [​IMG] poor babies, I hope they are both fine and dandy......
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    My sumatras used to roost in the trees about thirty feet off the ground. Thank God they're black or an owl would have eaten them for sure.
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Um how is a chicken gonna get around with no feet? Just curious....
  6. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:Um how is a chicken gonna get around with no feet? Just curious....

    me too. The poor thing!
  7. My Polish was free-ranging with the flock and jumped the neighbor's dog fence. [​IMG] [​IMG] We just HAPPENED to be outside when they were returning back home and I did a head-count. I really didn't need to because I noticed right away she wasn't with them. So dad took me to the other yard, and sure enough, I was greeted through the 6 foot fence by a very frantic little chicken.

    The neighbors told us a few days later that she had gotten in (we still don't know how) a few times and they had to check before letting the dogs out, hoping she wasn't in there. [​IMG] And we were lucky they did.

    My little dare-devil Patty is now retired as we needed to stop the free-ranging shortly after. (Liked to dig up the neighbor's mulch.) Almost a year and a half later-and she still manages to keep out of trouble. Makes me wish I was a fly on the wall that can see what she does when I'm not around. [​IMG]

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Lilith has eaten broken glass, soda can tabs, one day I caught her trying to swallow a spark plug wire. If it's not meant to be eaten, she'll try her darndest.
    All the chickens like to play chicken (pardon the pun) with the border collie. They don't realize he's not as sweet as my irish wolfhound that they're around all the time. He wants to herd them to death.
  9. Clementine fell into a huge, metal horse trough when we were gone one day...hubby found her freezing cold, floating and pretty much dead...mouth-to-beak, hanging her upside down to let water drain out, slowly warming her back up and antiobiotics saved her last summer...
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    My barred rock ate a cigarrette butt when she was a chick... two actually...

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