(In the chicken mind) Is he trying to tell us something?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Firefyter-Emt, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Songster

    About a week ago I decided it was time to tell the girls just how this whole freeloading life style is gonna go.

    I made a couple nice wooden eggs and placed one in each nest after telling them just how, when and where they are to place them.

    I know they see them, they are leaving feathers! No poo to noticed, so I guess my locking htem out for about two months worked well.

    Next week will be 18 weeks for the Buff's and BR's so let's get to it already girls! [​IMG]
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * They are probably thinking, "Hope he doesn't expect those to hatch. . . ." [​IMG]
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky

    I bet they are going in there and looking at them and having conversations like this:

    C1: What is it?

    C2: No idea.

    C1: Why is it here?

    C3: Maybe they want us to keep it for them.

    C1: Can we eat it?

    C2: Better not, it was put there by the human so it has to stay there. C'mon lets get out of here....that thing creeps me out.


    That is a cute story. You keep talking to them girls and telling them what you want and such. They will start listening... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Lol! Good one, Cetawin, really funny! [​IMG]
  5. NMbirds

    NMbirds Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    Abiquiu, New Mexico
    Or, "Wonder if this wooden egg is like a wooden nickel and he wants us to take it seriously?" Or this:
    "Jeez, next thing ya know, he'll put a glass egg in here and expect us to start laying those!" and finally:
    "Ya suppose he's got another breed somewhere churning these things out?"

  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    I know what they are thinking....

    Chicken 1 is running around frantically looking everywhere for something.
    Chicken 2 starts running around looking also.
    Chicken 3 ( of above average chicken intelligence) says " Whatcha looking for"
    Chicken 2 says " Um I dunno- What ARE we looking for?"
    Chicken 1 says- " We are looking for the wooden chicken who is showing us up laying those wooden eggs"
    Chicken 3 says " Well, the eggs have been there for a week, with no new ones. So maybe the human got upset at the lack of production and turned it into toothpicks"

    And thats why they are waiting till they are dern good and ready before starting to lay!!!!!
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I used ceramic eggs. Every day I'd find them tossed clean across the coop. Apparently, the nesting boxes aren't very comfortable with a lump of ceramic in the bottom.
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Chicken musings....."Who does he think he is, Geppetto?!"
  9. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    Firefyter,,,, you better hope they don't start throwing their eggs at ya when you walk in the door,,,,hahaha!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
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