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how do they get poop on the ceiling?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rustywreck, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    When cleaning out my chicken's coop yesterday I noticed poop on the ceiling. It isn't the first time it has happened, but this time I stopped for a moment and wondered how the heck they manage to pull that off. Finding it on the floor, walls, even window sills I understand; but the ceiling?

    The ceiling in my chicken's coop is 7 feet high and the roost is about 4 feet; which means the ceiling is about 3 feet higher than their backsides. Given that the normal trajectory of a chicken is back and down, and gravity is still the law inside the coop, how do they pull this feat off? I've never seen it happen in person so, I can only imagine that they are practicing some kind of chicken acrobatics including flips with well timed explosions.

    Seriously, I don't understand how they do it.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Skill.
     
  3. tball

    tball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the classic saing...do you have a fan!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ok... my birds sometimes poop on each other [​IMG] then flap wings...just a thought...[​IMG]
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time I close the coop door all I can think about is that they start acting like the animals in Shaun the Sheep.
     
  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens...defying the laws of gravity since the dawn of time.
     
  6. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your birds may be going for the adobe look for the coop.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Your chickens are up to no good when no one is watching.
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mabe your chickens are a bit batty [​IMG]
     
  9. LeelooD

    LeelooD Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, life as a chicken can get pretty boring. They have to find some way to amuse themselves! [​IMG]
     
  10. krickets

    krickets Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, now I'm picturing them in there after bedtime having a poo-flinging contest.
    "Yes! Mine went the highest! Donna, you owe me a watermelon rind at snack-time tomorrow!"
    "Aw, man..."
     

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