I swear my chickens understand when I talk to them...

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  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I talk to my chickens all the time. And sometimes they "talk" back too.
    The other day I watched my beautiful young roo, Miracle, (he was the only chick to hatch from 17 eggs after a freak heatwave), of course it had to be a roo... Anyway, he's perfectly white with a few tiny black feathers ringing his neck and, oops, a stray brown feather on his chest!! I said to him the other day "What's this brown feather? Come here, let me pluck it." Big mistake. He was Not impressed. And I've been spectacularly unable to get anywhere near him since that day.
    Then there was the day my son spooked the chicks and they were all hiding in the chicken house. I went and spoke to them, trying to get them to come out. Nothing worked, until I said the magic words "do you want some green stuff?" They knew when I said that a bucket full of juicy greens was coming. They came running all excited "where is it, where is it?". Too cute!
    Any idea how I can catch Miracle?
     
  2. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cute!! Wait until they are tucked in at night and you should have better luck catching Miracle.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    He's to clever for me. He's roosting way up on a thin branch in a tall tree. Any chance he'll forget?
     
  4. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh [​IMG] well now he is just being a punk. Sorry, that was the extent of my Roo-knowledge, not sure what to do about him in the tree. Maybe try to tantalize him with treats, will he come close to you when you are handing out treats? [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Not too close. But DH usually manages to catch him. I'm just scared if I do pluck that feather.....
     
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    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well, maybe it is like a tattoo or something, maybe he thinks it is "cool". [​IMG]

    I am sure he will forget [​IMG]
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I hope so! I'm terribly fond of him. Miss the cuddles...
    DH has lots of tattoos, maybe that's why they still get along. Birds of a feather...
     
  8. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! yeah, probably [​IMG]
     

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