Guess he didn't like my hat!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Summer Dreams, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Summer Dreams

    Summer Dreams New Egg

    Jun 15, 2011
    It's deer hunting season here in Pennsylvania, and since we live out in the country I've been wearing a blaze orange knit cap when I go to the barn. This morning, after I filled the feeder and checked for eggs, my 5-month-old Welsummer roo decided he didn't like my hat. I was leaving the barn when I heard his wings flapping, and the next thing I knew my hat was on the ground. I never even saw him coming! I whacked him with my "protection stick" but he didn't care. His hackles were up and he started attacking that hat with a vengeance! I used my stick to grab the hat and flung it to the door to get it away from him. I couldn't be mad at him because it was so funny to see him protecting the girls from that dangerous hat! Guess I won't be wearing it any more.
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    LOL!! I wore a knit cap that looks like an owl out to let the girls out the other morning and OMG they threw a fit and wouldn't come near me.[​IMG]
  3. MyChickenApples

    MyChickenApples Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I forgot and wore my red Crocs into the coop, and the girls freaked out. Carl, my dominant roo came tearing into the coop and challenged my Crocs.

    I almost fell over laughing.
  5. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Reno, Nevada
    I was wearing my snowman socks with the individual toes and Martha my BPR attacked them yesterday. She kept on pecking and trying to scratch them. I kept hopping to stop her but she wouldn't hear of it. The noise she made was very odd too, she told the whole flock they were in danger and they took off into the covered run while she attacked my socks.
  6. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2011
    I wore my rain jacket with a hood , into the chicken house, and they were flying into walls to get away from me. I felt bad for scaring them, but who knew they were such chickens?
  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
  8. Beth K.

    Beth K. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    The Funny Farm
    Once I wore a baseball cap into the coop (they'd never seen one before). They were all cautiously curious and one of my Buff Orpington pullets pecked it and it fell out of my hand. It looked like an explosion of chickens! They hit the walls and windows and didn't calm down until I hid the hat. [​IMG]
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I wore my big, puffy, Carhart bibs for the first time the other day and the hens freaked out. They'd better get used to seeing them with winter setting it.

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