Hens missed me??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jeremy Parker, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Jeremy Parker

    Jeremy Parker Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    Here is a story I just wanted to share with you all!

    i just spend at week at the heart institute getting a defibulator. When I came home after a couple of days i went out to the coop with my boys to see how there were doing taking care of my chickens! My hens were all mad at me and did not come to me at all!

    I crouched down and they all ran at me clucking and making noise, my one little hen actually jumped up onto my knee!

    Do you think chickens can miss you? Mine where acting like they did and seemed to be pushing at each other to get my attention!

    Its good to be home!

  2. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    That's really awesome. Thanks. And best wishes to you and your ticker.
  3. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Everett, Washington
    You know its love when the flock comes running to greet you [​IMG]
  4. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2009
    Rogers, MN
    Not to spoil your sweet idea that they miss you....but I wonder if they sensed the defibrillator...I'm sure it gives off a small current.
    I'm sure they missed you too...I'm just wondering if chickens are as sensitive as other animals- I bet a dog could sense it.
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Of course they missed you! [​IMG] I had a light Brahma hen that when I had been gone, would always come running when I got home and would actually cuddle up against me. She only did this when she hadn't seen me for awhile! [​IMG]
  6. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    of course they missed you![​IMG]
  7. my3chickens

    my3chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    They did miss you!! When I pull into my driveway after work my 2 roos start crowing and run back and forth along the fence!! I think chickens are smarter than we give them credit for.

    Speedy Recovery!
  8. lizzy06019

    lizzy06019 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2009
    The definitely missed you!!! My girls run to the door to greet me every time I walk down to see them (which is several times a day) It helps that I bring treats with me once or twice a day. But they definitely know who they love. My hubby walks down there and the girls run the other way!

    Good luck on the recovery!!!
  9. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    I agree sure they have missed you. All my hens are nice and friendly and yesterday when i was in the pen taking some picture one even jumped up on my arm and got all confy, I was qute shocked as Ive only had her just over a week.

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