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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peeper7, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Thanks to an amusing anectote on another thread I just learned that chickens can carry eggs...

    What other amusing things have you seen them do?

    This one isn't very funny, but personally I found it an interesting behavior.
    One of my EE's was shy about getting into the food with the other hens. I hand fed her a time or two. From then on she jumps on my arm to be hand fed and petted. I was enjoying the attention until she pecked me right in the eye! I don't think she was being aggressive, but since I stuck my face right up in hers for intimacy, I guess she found an interesting spot to peck.

  2. AmyRey

    AmyRey Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    I always giggle when one of my girls gets feisty with our cat. Even when he's not doing anything to them (at the moment) they like to run up and give him a good peck on the rump or a chest bump. [​IMG]
  3. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Quote:Ahh yes, mine do the same. I love it. The cats, however, eat the chicken feed and frequently get chased out. Now, try to feed a cat chicken feed (a lot cheaper than cat food) and they would go on a hunger strike... but when the chickens have it, well, it is delicious and worth being pecked for.
  4. songbird

    songbird In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
    New England
    What do my chickens do that does NOT amuse me! Everything about them amuses me! The best is the way they run - well - waddle - at full sprint across the yard when they see me.
  5. I love it when a whole herd of fat, big butted hens comes a running for the treats. They are simply a riot to watch as thier bodies flop from one side to the other as they run.

    Their heads TRAINED on the morsels, their wings out to steady them and their leg carrying as fast as they can.

    What a sight to see. Once again I give you the video link: ..............

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  6. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Love the video - especially the credits [​IMG]
  7. lleighmay

    lleighmay Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    My NHR Betty loves to chase one of my Jack Russells. Whenever she sees Charlotte sniffing around the fence (Charlotte likes to chew on discarded feathers) she starts walking purposefully toward her. As soon as Charlotte notices she'll start walking away slowly with Betty walking behind her on the other side of the fence. Charlotte starts walking faster.... Betty starts walking faster..... Charlotte breaks into a panicked run (but won't leave the edge of the fence for some reason). Betty breaks into a wing-flapping gallop behind her until Charlotte makes it around the edge of the run and jumps into my lap :) I never fail to get a big laugh out of this (ok, sometimes I even sort of set it up to happen if I need some amusement.....)

  8. chicknjane

    chicknjane Songster

    Jul 2, 2009
    Pine Grove, PA
    I'm a SAHM. I'm jealous of my husband, when he comes home from work, he gets the excited greatings of our children running to the door exlaiming "Daddy's home, daddy's home!"

    Well, my kids never get the chance to do that for me, but everytime I go out my back door, there they are coming running toward me, my little chickies. All excited and happy to see me.

    Its good to be the chicken mommy. [​IMG]
  9. Natural Chicken

    Natural Chicken In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2009
    Eastern Washington
    My rooster, Garfunkel, and his favorite hen, Ugly Betty, followed me from hole to hole while I was trying to plant tulips bulbs--scratching and clucking and filling in the holes faster than I could get the bulbs in. I begged and pleaded with them to give me some space and did everything I could to distract them, including throwing fat worms a distance away and even drilling them some of their own holes in the another portion of the garden. I finally gave up on distraction and started drilling ten holes at a time with my bulb auger and dropping the tulip bulbs in as fast as I could. Then I would stand back and let them fill them in. I honestly think they thought they were helping!


    Ugly Betty and Garfunkel
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  10. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

    Aug 20, 2009
    I realized the other morning if my children were as excited to see me as my chickens were, I would have a good life indeed. [​IMG]

    When I go to the field I feel like the pied pipper- chickens, goats, sheep, cow and dog, all in a line following me everywhere.

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