I crack up at the sound of flapping wattles

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MakNugget, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. MakNugget

    MakNugget Songster

    May 31, 2010
    Portland, OR
    My #1 finishes her dust bath with a thorough shake from tail to head. When the head shakes, the quarter sized wattles do too, slapping each other side to side in rapid 32nd note succession. Anybody else have similar chicken antics they find amusing?

  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    So far mine are only 8 weeks and not doing anything truly funny on a regular basis other than chasing one another for a treat that ends up being a bit of leaf or something. But I have to say, the title of your post did crack me up. hehe
  3. Layira

    Layira Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Mine do something like that; after they finish drinking from the waterer, they shake their heads and their wattles (now wet) flap and its so funny!

    But my favorite antic is when I first open their run in the morning to let them free-range, they all take off towards the barn. half flying and half running, making this hysterical bawking sound!!
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The Chicken Run just cracks me up. Particularly when my bantam Buff Brahma roo, Charlie, takes off and runs like a small, feathered T-Rex. Because of his build, it's so much more evident that chickens descended from dinosaurs.

    Watching hens run, from behind them, just simply generates giggles. And if she's after something, not just trying to get somewhere ahead of other flock-mates, that head down, beak forward and level with the mid-line of her body, so determined, I think to myself, "Wow, they could pop car tires if they wanted to!"

    Makes ya think, don't it??

  5. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Yes they are quite funny. I love the run-hop-fly thing they do to get to the treats first. Or else one of them was dozing and didn't notice everyone had gone and comes barrelling over squacking and concerned that they missed their share. [​IMG] One of the girls flies out of the run on occasion and got all excited about treats and instead of following me back in the gate ran into the chicken wire as if she forgot it was there is her haste to get her share of the treats. [​IMG] silly girl
  6. Watching the muscovies chase grasshoppers, LOL Their heads go UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN as the grasshoppers tries to get away and then they break after it and all "run" as fast as they can! LOL
  7. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I just had a visual of walking out to the car and finding several chickens stuck to the sidewalls, Beak deeply imbedded, flapping and squalking for all they're worth.

  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I'm waiting for my Andalusian to land in my pool. They will be on the other side scratching when I go out to the coop to look for eggs, of course they think I have treat, so she comes flying over the 30ft pool. Nearly decapitates herself landing on the picnic bench, I think someday she'll be too heavy to fly that far.

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