I think my chickens are trying to communicate with me?

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  1. chickenchirps1973

    chickenchirps1973 Hatching

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    Hey chickenheads! It's me, chickenchirps1973. I know this sounds kind of weird, but starting about a month ago, my chickens have started acting in very human-like manners.

    I've always thought of my chickens as having very lively and intelligent personalities. Per example, my hen, Sniffy, loves the newspaper and reads it like a human being. This is so funny to me, because she is a chicken, and chickens cannot read. Another hen, Dinger, loooooooooovvvveeeeessss Frasier. Whenever Dinger is in the house, she always sits politely and watches Frasier.

    Recently, however, I believe that my chickens have been leaving me messages. Three weeks ago, I was cleaning out the coups, when I found feces in the form of something that looks like SOS. This was confusing, because as I mentioned before, I'm pretty sure chickens can't read. This has happened almost daily since then.

    Now, whenever I leave the house for work in the morning, they stand in a straight line and silently watch me until I turn the corner. Whenever I'm in the house, they scream until I let them in, but when I do let them in they just stare at me.

    Last night is what made me think that something is truly going on. I entered the coup late at night, and turned on the lights, and saw a circle of chickens suddenly scatter away and pretend to sleep. It seemed like they were gathered around something, and I found two rifle bullets where they were gathered.

    Please help me. I know this sounds weird but something is wrong. I know it.
     
  2. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Uh oh. Sounds like they have been getting ideas from Frasier and the newspapers. Maybe they want to get rid of you and take over the house to live like good life like Frasier??
     
  3. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    But where did they get the rifle bullets? That is the mystery. Maybe they have a human accomplice
     
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  4. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    I recommend watching the movie: “Chicken Run”.

    Also, you might find humor in the children’s book “Click, clack, moo”.

    Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    Were the bullets spent or still in their casings? If the latter it sounds like they are up to something. Next question would be - who's supplying them with ammunition?
     
  6. FlyWheel

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    Did you ever see the "Jimmy Neutron" movie?


    The truth is out there....................
     
  7. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

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    If they ask for your credit card information DON'T give it to them!!!
     
  8. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Wait we have overlooked something. The poop SOS! I don't think the chickens are acting alone. There is someone manipulating them, perhaps even brainwashing them...possibly using the lights in the coop as a kind of hypnotising mental stimulus? You must fortify the coop. Add a padlock with a key or a combination padlock so no strangers can get in there... :smack
     
  9. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Or what if... What if... Now just hear me out here... What if its YOU who has been brainwashing your chickens while you are sleepwalking or during some kind of multiple personality episodes? Think about it. Who has access to their coop? Who could go in there to supply the bullets without causing a ruckus that would alert you?
    And that's why they keep staring at you, wondering which side of you they will see this time, wondering when you are going to snap and go crazy again?....
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Evidently they are planning a coup.
     
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