EEEeeeewwwwww....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazy hen quartet, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I could post this on "feeding and watering your flock" but this wasn't my doing!

    I let my girls out to free range in the evenings. Well, spring is here and lots of peeping baby birds up in trees...
    My girls are wandering around and suddenly they begin playing a fast and furious game of keep away. Being curious as to what is causing all the excitement I manage to catch up with them just in time to see one of the EEs swallow a hatchling that fell out of it's nest... probably a pigeon or dove.

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    My 9 year old son, who adores the girls, was TOTALLY disgusted!
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Chickens are so gross! [​IMG]
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!!!
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Poor chick [​IMG] That would scar me. That'd bird be gone, just me. Everytime I would look at her I'd see the chick. [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Not funny, or fun to witness, but a real glimpse of nature at work. Sorry your son had to see it, try to explain to him. Poor guy!
     
  6. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Quote:Yep, that is nature at work. Chickens will eat what is available, and sometimes it is just yuckky.

    Cheri
     
  7. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Is the EE old enough to produce eggs? (Gulp!)

    Suzy

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  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Oh yeah, they will eat anything! Mine ate a baby bird last spring AND they always have mice! I managed to save a poor baby snake, but warned him not to come back or he would be a quick meal!
     
  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    My skin is still crawling! I would have died! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenlover50010

    chickenlover50010 Kernal Fan Club Member

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    Poor hatchling... [​IMG] That must of hurt, swallowing a baby bird like that...
     

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