I finally understand the saying, "You're a chicken"!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, May 31, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I went out to the coop this evening to throw the chickens some cantalope (spelling?) rinds and only one of the hens was brave enough to try it! The others were curious and watched her like a hawk. As soon as the curious hen moved the rind, the others all went running! Even Rhodey, my roo! I looked at them and asked, "What's wrong? Are you guys just a bunch of chickens?" Then I realized what I had said and that I had just answered my own question! They are just a bunch of chickens! [​IMG]
  2. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    [​IMG] silly birds hahaha
  3. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
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  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Chickens are two things, scared and curious. Curious always wins out.
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] [​IMG] But thats chickens for you [​IMG]
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess


    Sometimes I think they're a stomach with wings.
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    When we first got our hens, one was on the roosting pole. the rest were on the ground, eating. The one on the roost wanted to join the others and she kept pacing on the roost, looking for a place to jump down from. She paced for about 5 minutes, all the while hubby and I are watching her. i said "look! She's chicken!"--not realizing what I had said. Neddless to say we got a good chuckle at her, and my expense.
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:This was true in this instance Buster! Once they were done freaking out over the rind, they all finally joined in with the smart hen! [​IMG] I just couldn't get over my rooster being scared too!!! Isn't he supposed to be the big brave protector?!?! [​IMG]
  9. southernsibe

    southernsibe Songster

    Jun 15, 2007
    kensington, maryland
    That's funny! My flock just did something similar. I gave them some left over yogurt, and it was entertainment for at least 30 minutes. The younger birds have recently joined the older ones. The older hens know that when Momma comes walkin in with a bucket or a dish, she'd got goodies!!! So they all lined up and waited for me to put it down. The younger ones are not used to getting treats, and they stayed about five feet back watching the older hens eat up. They didn't want any part of it!


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