If your chickens could speak, what would they have said to you today?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alaskachick, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Wasilla, Alaska
    I had two girls fighting over a nest today. They were both trying to lay at the same time, noisy as all get out. One of my brahmas was taking her sweet time in the nest and Penny my Buff Orp was having a tizzy. She came up to me and squawked. I knew she was saying "Tell her to get her own nest!!!!!!!". She went over and kicked the brahma out and laid her egg 5 minutes later.
  2. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    When I turned them out to free range early this morning I kept the barred rocks in because they are getting close to egg time and I want them to get familiar with the nest boxes. They were all in the run standing against the side fence staring out at me. I imagine they were singing:

    ♫ Nobody knows the trouble I've seen ♪
    ♪ Nobody knows my sorrow ♫
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  3. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    West Michigan
    I went down the steps into my backyard and got swamped by my girls this evening. I had a small saucer with the fat trimmings from several pieces of bacon, cut into tiny pieces. Of course, it was gobbled in seconds. What were they saying as they looked up at me?
    "OK, that was an appetizer... where's the rest?!"

    Btw, we don't make a habit of heavily salted foods like bacon entering their diet. But, oh, they did enjoy this treat.
  4. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    Blaze looked up at me and squawked:

    GET OFF!!!

    She was underfoot and I ended up stepping on hers
  5. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    My alpha barred rocks typical comment would be "Get the millet you walking feed bag I know you've got it on that side of the fence."
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    my girls said let us out let us out! they've been locked up for 2 days since we saw the hawk trying to have them for supper, dh let them out when he got home and now I got a broody, and learned I don't have what I thought I had my andalusian isn't an andalusian after all its a blue silver dutch, the broodiness gave it away.
  7. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    I hope one or more of my 16week-old "teen-agers" would have apologized for trying to fly up onto the shelf above the big door and knocking the eggs in the carton from up there onto the floor. All smashed and oozing. I know that they knew they were in trouble 'cuz they wouldn't look my in the eye. I could have honestly picked them off their roosts, one by one, and paddled their lil' hinnys.
    I think the older hens would of let me know that they disaproved of those punks coming into the coop in the first place.
    Anybody know how to control a mob of rambuncious teens?
  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    That's funny about the eye contact. My IB (Iowa Blue)was hiding behind Olivia (the stuck broodie... ) with her head buried in feathers,and said "if I can't see Nana, she can't see me" I had several kids that truly thought if they hid behind a finger and they couldn't see me... well then I surly couldn't see them. [​IMG]
  9. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sebastopol, CA
    "Why did you wake us up so early?"

    or, "Thanks for bringing in the fog to cool us off".
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My girls came running down the gravel drive to meet me at the gate, this evening. They used to wait at the concrete parking pad for me, but not today. I believe I heard them saying, "What are you giving those sheep? Is that something we should be getting?"

    My landlady keeps 3 Barbados sheep. I had some "treats" for them given to me by people at work, which I dumped out of a bag for them. (3 tired lemon cucumbers and an apple core.)

    My eagle-eyed feathered piggies saw this. I love watching chickens run - it's so silly looking!

    Then I had to drive, slowly, down the gravel driveway to my parking pad, and by the time I had my car door open, most of the chickens were RIGHT THERE. They still had to wait until I got into the house and put my purse and mail down, before I brought out the rolled oats for them.

    Then I clearly heard the chorus of "Om nom nums" mixed with the occasional, "Get your wing out of my face! Who do YOU think you are, pushing ahead of ME??"

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