I got to see just HOW rambunctious my girls can be!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thndrdancr, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Well, I was late letting the girls out to play in the yard, so they just came pretty much straight in tonite.
    There was no food in their house box, and I gave them water, but forgot to put the flyswatter thru the cup handle like I normally do. (becuz Fussy dumps the cup over as soon as I give it to her if I dont take weird measures) (Spotted Crow, youre gonna have to give me details on how you manage your two in the house in the winter!)
    Well, I had to fix dinner for mom, who wasnt feeling well, so I didnt give them anything to eat (at that moment). Within five minutes, Fussy had dumped her water, had a wet box, their roost had fallen down, and no food. MAD chickens! They started clucking like they do when they are ready to lay, only this was a "ok, where's the food, buddy, and I am thirsty and this BOX is WET, do somethin bout it right NOW" cluck.
    Then somehow Lily escaped from the brooder box with all the chicken clucking noises, then poor lil Dash, not to be outdone even tho she IS part silkie, threw herself against the brooder with a mighty THUMP and leap and also escapes. Then my BIG girls started trying to get out, that no food part really ticked em off I guess, sheesh. I felt like a mother, you know, when ya say "Just give me FIVE minutes of PEACE, darnit!"
    Then I happened to dump the okra I had fried on the floor, told mom it WAS NOT chicken related...lol
    Anyhow, I am laughing about it now, but it took a bit to get everyone settled this evening! [​IMG]
    Whew...tired chicken mom here.
  2. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    I posted a reply but it went to the other post LOL
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Chickengirl, you need to post it again, as the other post must have been deleted. lol
    NOW I am curious as to what you said. I dont know why it posted twice, as I clicked on the submit button and it looked like it didnt even post ONCE, sigh. This computer sometimes...well its BEEN that kinda day! [​IMG]
  4. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Songster

    May 29, 2007
    Rochester, WI
    thndrdancr, I feel for you, I've gone into the coop and found a total disarray, and wondered what the heck happend??? NO critters....NO predators.....I've come to believe, they were just ticked off because I was a few hours late on the daily feed...maybe that's why most of my hens ....except for one......are holding out on me!!! [​IMG]
  5. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Thank you for the funny mental picture! It's a bad scary movie "Chickens Run Amok!"
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Obelisk likes to dump her food all over the floor. I wound up buying heavy crockery bowls so that she couldn't dump the water. I'm still using coopcups for the food. They're light aluminum so they're easy to tip. I'm going to be buying more crocks for their food too...[​IMG]
    You had me wetting my pants laughing because I can relate.

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