Honey? Did the chickens just moo?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Ravishaw, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are enjoying a few days with frosty mornings here in Queen Creek, AZ. This morning as I was enjoying the last few minutes of slumber, listening to my marked-for-death rooster crow, I was reminded of how things can go awry. As soon as the rooster stopped crowing, I heard a bellowing mooooOOOOOOO!

    I had to process that... usually I hear a moo from somewhere down the street, but this sounded like one of my hens had let her bovine instincts get the better of her and had moo'd in response to the crow. Then my rooster crowed again and another bellowing mooooOOOOOO followed! This was too much. I had to see which hen was mooing. I opened the blinds to look out the window, and there laying contentedly on the frosty grass were my neighbors two cows. The heifer looked like she had just let the last moo rip.

    I looked again with my glasses on and there were two RIRs perched on the cows sides. There were other chickens huddled around them too. The cows didn't seem to mind very much, they just.. moo'd.

    Then I looked for my rooster. He was nowhere to be found. Turns out he went and hid under the lattice we have leaning against the wall... the gutsy fellow.

    My neighbors cows had pushed the fence down during the night and had wandered into my yard and dozed off by the chicken coop. Maybe it was a little belated new years mischief, but my hens sure enjoyed a nice warm perch for a while.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    HAHA! Great story [​IMG]
     
  3. Downshifting

    Downshifting Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the funniest thing I've read today...thanks for the chuckle!
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    That's the kind of thing that makes my day, thanks for the good laugh!
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] That's hilarious!
     
  6. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL That's a good one! Did you get any pics of it?!
     
  7. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats so funny did you get a pic?
     
  8. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, no pictures. The sun wasn't up yet and it was still pretty dark. We have a few oleanders and they're poisonous to cattle so I hurried over to my neighbors house and let them know the cows had had a good time and were ready to come home now.
     
  9. dnenella

    dnenella Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I really needed the laugh great storie
     
  10. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] HILARIOUS!
     

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