I think I hurt my hens feelings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zippychickens, May 7, 2008.

  1. zippychickens

    zippychickens Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    N. CA
    Ok, one of my hens named Baby likes to fly up on to my back and then perch on my shoulder while I'm in the coop feeding, watering and just hanging out with the "girls". This morning I was dressed nice since I was "going to town" so when Baby flew up on my shoulder I brushed her off and said No Baby your going to get me dirty! Well, she ran over and hid inside the dog house! I felt so bad so of course I apoligized and tried to pet her and she wouldn't have anything to do with me. I think I hurt her feelings . Does that sound crazy?
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    That's not crazy at all. Animals have emotions just like people do. It may take a bit of special treatment to let her know you're not angry with her, and to make sure she knows she is welcome in your presence. She sounds like a sensitive soul. I hope she gets over her upset feelings soon and becomes comfortable and relaxed around you again.
  3. zippychickens

    zippychickens Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    N. CA
    since I'll be home tomorrow I think I'll take some oats out to the the coop and win back Baby's affection. All the girls love oats and I havn't given them any for a few days. If that doesn't do the trick than I'm in big trouble [​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    She just may forget in the morning :p

    I've stopped letting any chickens jump on me after the lovely "hi, how are you? That's right, I just stepped in a fresh cecal poo and it's now in your hair" :eek:
  5. justmesb

    justmesb In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    Fort Wayne Indiana
    this is not silly at all, my rooster and one of my hens are very personal, we know when they are upset or happy to see us its really great.
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Baby will be alright,I'm sure the oats will do the trick. [​IMG] Maybe buy her some crickets or mealworms.

    Quote:[​IMG] That happened to me yesterday,lol. I was laying on my lawn chair & my Miss Prissy jumped on my shoulders w/ fresh cecal poo on her feet. [​IMG]
  7. zippychickens

    zippychickens Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    N. CA
    If the kids are with me I always ask my daughter " do I have any poo on me?" I could just see myself running into town for bread at the store and not realizing I have poo on my back! Yuck
    Oh, the oats really helped.
  8. LOL! I hear ya on that one! If it isnt chicken poo it is Cockatiel poo! LOL!
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    LOL been there done that...
    Tom did a splort on my new chicken patterned jammies once...
    Penny did a ploop on my shoulder and I caught it before it hit the floor. LOL
  10. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    No thats not silly at all.

    I had my Polish pen up high. Everytime I opened the door she would jump on my back as I bent over. hehe thats funny

    Chickens are very social and she Probably new thier was something wrong. But they are very forgiving! lol

    A kiss, hug and treat usually does the job.

    Matter of Fact I had my Hen try to get in a flower pot and I scooted her off, she ran away and hid under a chair.
    Lucky I did though because there bees there!! arggg :)

    I gave her a big smooch and she forgave me :-D

    That happens allot to. They jump on my lap and I find that they have stepped in fresh poo before hand. gross yuck!!

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