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Human behaviours and chicken watching...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lisebarb, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. lisebarb

    lisebarb Songster

    Ok, maybe it's because being a chicken mom is new for me but (and I can only admit this here), sometimes I sit on a little stool outside the coop and just watch the chickens. I find it relaxing like watching fish in an aquarium and just plain amusing to see how they react to different foods.

    Am I certifiable? [​IMG]
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Oh Yes Yes! You belong right here on BYC! [​IMG]

    I love just watching my chickens, too.... They are better than any TV show by far. I quess that makes me certifiable, too??! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Better than any soap opera.
    We can sit and watch all our chickdren for hours. It is soooo relaxing.
  4. lisebarb

    lisebarb Songster

    Oh good! That makes two of us! Maybe we can share the same padded cell. LOL

  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Certifiable? I go free-ranging with mine! I follow them out into the woods, find a nice stump to sit on and then just watch. Sometimes for hours.
    The chickens have grown used to their stalker.
  6. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    My roo dances for me whenever I go outside now. My two ladies come running for me when they want to come in. ( I'm hopeing to have their coop ready to move back into by the end of next week ) The ladies stay in a playypen in my living room lol .They roost on the sides and when they are looking around I find myself looking in the same direction to see what they are looking at. My DH caught me doing that one day before I really noticed I was doing it. He told me I spend to much time with the chickens and that I needed to get out more often lol
  7. We have two nice comfy fold up chairs in the chicken barn. We have three plastic chairs in the chicken yard and we have the curtains open all the time. When company comes we usually spend an hour or so in the barn and yard. Then we retire to the house and watch the chickens from the kitchen. As one person who visited here said: Geez, I thought I was busy until I watched the chickens. WE LOVE our chickens. They are one of the most amazing creatures and some show real affection. Our biggest kick is feeding them old bread. We darn near get the whole flock to come for the bread.Their personalities are so different.
  8. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    When I sit out on the lawn sipping a cup of coffee and watching my chickens, I am completely relaxed and stress free.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I made the mistake this evening of taking out some slices of American cheese. Its a good thing I was on the other side of the run fence. Talk about a riot! Wow.

    I let them out into the back yard to eat some grass at about 5:30 (sunset) They did NOT want to go back in but when they realized how dark it was, they all ran for that square of light at the bottom of the coop.

    Fun times.
  10. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    ha, ha, I thought it was just me, I have a little kiddy chair I carry into my coop and sit down and drink my coffee and just enjoy watching them!

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