I really wish I had a broody hen...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by maplesky7, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Just like this one.


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  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    AAAAHHHHh....how adorable! I want one too.!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I just made that my background. TOO CUTE!!!!
     
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    [​IMG] I still laugh every time I see that pic. My poor broody her egg went bad on her [​IMG] She wanted to be a mama so bad. I bet she would take a puppy to be her chickie if only the landlord would fall for a puppy really hatched under a hen [​IMG]
     
  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I think it looks like there are 2 puppies...by the positioning of it...one's laying on top of the other...don't you think?

    ...and then poor chicky is left out in the cold.
     
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 8, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Cute picture, but get real. As far as I know, dogs associate chickens with meat and feather ripping rather than with cuddles. My dog is a prime example of this.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Puppies raised with chickens will protext them unless you have a breed of retriever.
     
  8. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I've got to adult shepards mixes who never touch or bother the chickens.

    I've had ferrets and a dove that climbed on the dogs and were essentially my training aids...so when I got chickens...they knew they better "be nice." And I've been fortunate enough to never have a problem.

    When my old shepard female passes and I decide to get a puppy...well, I can see where thorough training will have to be had...because I can see where a playful puppy might think it fun to chase...but with training, I expect a good dog like the ones I've got.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Not all dogs are bad. I have a dog that protects them like they are her own puppies. If I happen to pick a chicken up and it sqwaks she comes racing over to make sure I am not hurting her "babies". My other dog on the other hand, well he is a Golden Retriever and has champion hunting bloodlines. He won't hurt them as long as he is on a leash and I say "Leave It!" but I would never trust him off- leash around the birds since he wants to do what comes natural to him and retrieve them. It's not his fault. I have had him for 8 years and have only had chickens a year.

    [​IMG] Taking care of her "puppies"
     
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    In fact, just last night I had the 2 little ducks out with my dogs and went in the house and when I came out the dog was laying against the back door and the 2 ducks were sitting less than 3 feet next to him, next to a puddle.

    Never was concerned once.
     

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