fake owl story

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scooter147, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    As part of another post I mentioned a fake owl. I have a fake owl story that makes me laugh to this day.

    I had a friend who had a co-worker who wanted to start raising chickens as pets and of course eggs. Diane is a complete city slicker didn't know the beak from the vent and because of this interest we have become great friends.

    She comes to my house and sew my set up, birds etc. so she gets started and takes most of my suggestions and has a nice set up herself now.

    Well her birds were about four months old and had been allowed in their run for about a month and were going in and out with no problems. One day I get this frantic call from Diane almost in tears that her hens would not go outside and when she tried to put them outside the screamed bloody murder and immediately came tearing back in and no matter how hard she tried she could not force them outside and she had no clue what the problem was and that they were all bawk ba-bawking constantly in the coop. I go over and as soon as I walked around the corner of the coop I saw this big fake owl sitting on one of the runs fence posts.
    I said, Diane I think I found your problem.
    She saids REALLY WHAT IS IT??
    I said, I think that fake owl is meant to scare birds and your chickens are what?
    She commenses into a belly laugh with me following suit, it was one of those laughs that hurts and almost causes you to pee your pants.
    She was obviously trying to keep the wild birds away but it just did not occur to her that this thing would scare the holly bejeebeez out of her chickens.
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    lol thats so funny [​IMG]
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    [​IMG] She's lucky to have you!!
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Oh, that's too good! Thanks for the belly laugh and the tears of laughter!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] Those poor chickens... I bet they thought moma was throwing them to the owl to be eaten! [​IMG]
  6. la dee da

    la dee da Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    [​IMG][​IMG] That's hilarious! At least you know they know what a predatore is [​IMG]!
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  7. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pickens SC
    And they call chickens "bird brained "... sounds like something I would do !
  8. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww!!! Poor chickens. Glad you found the problem. [​IMG]
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
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  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG] Great story! [​IMG]

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