I stopped my car, what I thought were chickens on the railroad tracks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Screebert, May 20, 2008.

  1. Screebert

    Screebert Out Of The Brooder

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    I assumed they were chickens that may have been abandoned on the railroad tracks! I got out, and called my standard call, "chicken!" I walked closer, and they weren't afraid of me at all. Then I saw they had red, featherless heads & necks. One of them stretched out his/her giant wingspan, and they all looked at me indignantly.

    I think they were turkey vultures.

    In Lake Oswego, Oregon, where Bryant st. crosses the railroad. About 7 pm.
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    should have caught them and taken them home [​IMG]..... Wouldn't that have been fun..
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    lol well at least you didnt think a plastic bag was a chicken [​IMG]
     
  4. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL now that woul have been embarrassing now wouldnt it! Coming home with some turkey vultures LOL! I doubt you would have made the trip home comfortabley! LOL!
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Or that the white fuzzy slipper shaped like a chicken was a White Cochin bantam and you had to turn around and get it before it was hit by a car...
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    Quote:I used to live in the apartments right below the train tracks there on the corner. Before they built the condos that blocked my view of the trains I loved! That pizza place across the street is the BEST (or it was 7 years ago.)

    Small world.
    Did you take pics?
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
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    I once thought a cat that was washing its underside with one leg sticking up was a wild turkey. [​IMG]
    We have turkey vultures here. Everytime I happen upon one on the side of the road and see that neck I shudder. I wonder if that's why I'm not fond of turkens?
     
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was taking my 2 sons skiing at Waterville Valley, on the access road to the mtn I see 2 horses in the distance on the side of the road. I was really worried and couldn't figure out how they would have gotten to that area...drive a little closer...they're moose! I was laughed at!
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Those are some pretty big chickens! What, did you think they were turkens on steroids? [​IMG]
     

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