If they figure this out, I'm in trouble

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JennsPeeps, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Our house has a back porch that used to be open to the outside. At some point it was enclosed and made into a laundry room. There is a door to the outside and one from the laundry room to the kitchen. That second door has a kitty door in it. A lot of the time I'll leave the outside door open and the inside one closed to allow the cats to get outside.

    Today it was nice weather. I was in the kitchen and heard a cat start to wiggle the cat door.

    Except it kept going & going & going.

    I looked over and saw all 4 of our chickens at the cat door, wiggling it intently. If they can figure out how to use the cat door, the poop situation will not be amusing!!

    (But I'd for sure post a video!)
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Oh yeah, big trouble for you! I've gotten to where I have to hussle to make it in the back door before they do. They've figured out that behind that door lies the treats.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    LOL....yes, I have to say...Awwww POO!! That would sure be a mess.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Uhoh. That would be too funny to come home and find a houseful of chickens.
  5. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    One of my crew DID learn how to use the cat door - this was when she'd try to run from the rooster's advances, before she learned to just deal with it. W'ed often come home to find a trail of poop leading to her. She hasn't done it in a few months now, so I'm hoping she's forgotten how...[​IMG]
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    [​IMG] That's hilarous! Please do post a video [​IMG]
  7. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    One of my brother's co-workers did come home one day from work to chickens in the kitchen, peering around. Cat door. I'm sure one figured it out and the rest followed. I think the chickens had a ton of fun, but I'm not so sure about their "dad".
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Quote:It would only be funny in the kitchen where the floor is linoleum. The rest of the house is hardwoods covered in sisal rugs.

    Sisal + chicken poo?? GROSS
  9. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    LOL Just make sure a hen dont end up in your sink. That happened to me, that hen that always follows me around (named her Ruth) ended up somehow gettin in my house and nestin in my kitchen sink and even laid me an egg! That hen's lost it...
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    If putting the chicken in my kitchen sink is what it takes to get my first egg, I know what I'm going to do tonight!!

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