Help! My DH thinks they're ALIENS! (PICS) (UPDATE!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omeletta, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    My two Mille Fleur banties are in Jeopardy! Not the show~ My DH says they are Aliens in mini-chick bodies, they look like chickens, they act like chickens, but are NOT real chickens!

    His evidence? They don't LAY! Now I tried patiently to explain to My Love, that they might not be ready, and it might not be enough daylight, and whatever else I can think of...BUT now I am starting to doubt! HELP! They are 6 months and 1 Day, plz someone tell me this is normal?! Tell me to be patient, tell me to tell my DH to stop sky gazing, looking for their Alien Craft! They have red faces and combs, been that way for weeks! My coop and run are small, we only have 3 birds...should I get a shovel and start digging...? [​IMG] lol

    Here are the 2 (beautiful) Imposters...(old plz don't tell me their combs aren't red yet...)

    This is Princess Priscilla

    Lady Matilda

    And THIS is DH! Now who's the ALIEN? [​IMG]

    Post your vote on who's the real Alien...And encourage me that this too shall pass... :aww
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Hah! maybe they're all aliens...plotting to complicate your life!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I agree, all aliens. The last one is the most worrisome though. Don't think that one will grow out of it.
  4. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    SE Michigan
    After seeing Men in Black a few times, I'd say your DH is the alien, but then looks can be deceiving.

    Hang in there, some birds take longer then others to mature and if conditions are not "right" they won't lay until things are right.
  5. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Hey i think you just solved my Mystery bird thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It takes one to know one...[​IMG]
  7. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Ok Tell DH that I am starting a self help group so all of us DH's can self council ourselves about the abuse that you DW's are dealing to us about the least mine is not posting unflatering pictures of me on the Net............... at least you had the decency to put a mask on the poor guy! [​IMG]

    Wait a minute............. I think I saw that picture at the post office this morning!!!

    The third picture the others look like aliens to me !
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  8. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Hmmm...SpottedCrow....there may be an Alien abduction needing to be scheduled for you, let me check my dayplanner.... :thun
  9. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    They're not aliens. [​IMG]
    What's DH mean again?
  10. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    He says they are "imposter" chickens...

    here's what they have going against them...(in his books)
    1. they are banties, any banty is suspect because of it's size [​IMG]
    2. they are spoiled [​IMG]
    3. they don't act like other chickens...(I personally think this is because they had never been near an adult chicken before, and while some things are instinct, alot of good behaviour is lost when not "parented" by a mother hen, or when the flock is small.)
    4. And the last straw for him...they aren't laying yet!

    I love my babies, but, lol, I think I agree with Him on everything but #1. So call me an Alien Lover, I'm a big girl, I can take it!

    ~and even though the big galoot (my DH) thinks they are aliens, he's out there often, with 1 on his arm, and the other on his shoulder, sticking his tongue out at them (he thinks they think it's a worm, lol, I guess if he wants his tongue pecked!)~

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