I'm a chicken whisperer!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimntep, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 11 yr old daughter thought it was hilarious when she came out to find me in the middle of the yard with Polly on my back! She's the friendliest, silliest chicken! Of course, she's happiest when she sees that I have scratch, but she used to just fly up and land on the edge of my bowl/scoop. The other day I was gathering eggs and she jumped on my back for the first time while I was bent over with my hand in the box. Scared the crap out of me! Now it's not uncommon for her to regularly hitch a ride. She was very standoffish when we first got her and she had an eye injury, so we thought she was just being overly cautious and we didn't bother with her too much. She has since lost that eye, so we named her Polly (like a parrot on a pirate's shoulder!) I guess the joke's on us and she understood every word we ever said, so she's being true to her name!
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Good thing it's not a roo, or we'd all think he loves you too much [​IMG]

    What a sweet girl you have! Mine sat on me until they grew up, now they don't. But they're pretty hefty ladies, I don't think I could hold them up very long anyways.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I love it when my Ameraucanas sit in my lap and want me to tickle their muffs.... hilarious.
     
  4. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my hens come when I call.... [​IMG]
     
  5. My 6-7 month old pullet knows her name...I can say "Lady, time to eat!" She comes almost running! I can also say "Lady, I love you." And she will start clucking really softly...I really do love my chickens. But, Lady also comes when she hears the gate...or when I shake the food container...
     

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