EEEeeeewwwwww....

crazy hen quartet

Songster
11 Years
Dec 20, 2008
212
1
119
Chandler AZ
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.



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

Zahboo

Simply Stated
10 Years
Feb 3, 2009
4,439
31
231
Hope Mills, NC
Poor chick
That would scar me. That'd bird be gone, just me. Everytime I would look at her I'd see the chick.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
60
291
SC
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!
 

cherig22

Green Fields Farm
11 Years
Sep 2, 2008
489
1
154
SW Missouri
Quote:Yep, that is nature at work. Chickens will eat what is available, and sometimes it is just yuckky.

Cheri
 

Bec

THE Delaware Blue Hen
12 Years
Feb 21, 2007
4,015
30
251
Home Of 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!
 

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