Exercise ball = sheer TERROR

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawnrae, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 7 1/2 week old pullets (BA, 2BOs, & red star) have been in our kitchen since they came to us @ 2 days old. They have seen all kinds of different people, animals & objects, heard noises of all kinds with, at most, a curious turn of their heads (I'm clumsy so they hear things drop , break and even heard the smoke detector .... (dinner gone wrong [​IMG]) . Early this morning, though, I walked through the kitchen carrying a large exercise ball and 1 (Luna, the australorp) who was on her bar roosting, FREAKED out and tried to full-out fly away, crashing into the top and sides of the brooder (modified XL dog crate) and creating a panic among the rest of the girls. About an hour ago, I tried to "sneak" it past them to put it away and they ALL freaked out, wood shaving (and feather [​IMG] ) were all over..... They seem to be fine (no blood or limping, they are just all "on guard" head and tails up and SUPER alert) but I thought it was SOO weird that a large ball would scare them so badly!!! Anybody have any idea why an exercise ball would freak them out so much???? I would have thought maybe the vacuum would cause a reaction like that but not a ball?!??!?!
     
  2. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. I mean, I don't like to exercise either...but your chickens really hate it! [​IMG]
     
  3. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL - thanks, that made me smile bc it was really a scary thing to see.....
     
  4. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Luna saw you carrying a "sample egg" through the kitchen and thought they'd have THAT to live up to!
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Luna saw you carrying a "sample egg" through the kitchen and thought they'd have THAT to live up to!

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  6. Crazy4mypeeps

    Crazy4mypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was my thought too.

    Imagine if she'd have seen this:

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  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one good example of why you NEVER swallow your chewing gum!!
     
  8. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you guys are hilarious and awesome!!!

    btw, crazy4mypeeps - how did you get the pic of me?!?! jk [​IMG]
     
  10. Crazy4mypeeps

    Crazy4mypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You got that email to? [​IMG]
     

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