its a bird...its a plane...noooo its a DOG

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by stargazingmommy, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens were free ranging aka terrorizing the yard, while I did duck chores.
    The dogs were doing their morning laps, one end to the other at near super sonic speeds.
    As I stood at the spigot fighting to unhook the frozen hose while getting sprayed with icey water, the big dog, a big black lab mix, came over to the side of the house where I was. I called to Bellatrix(faverolle hen) just as snickers the dog started running in circles around the cement pad next to me. I turned just in time to see Snick, again at near super sonic speeds, head towards the backyard, right towards where the hens were. Snick is a tank. Nothing stops her. My heart dropped and I just knew she would tank over the poor chickens as they obliviously picked at the dirt and weeds. All of sudden snick is airborn. A graceful leap over the hens with a good 3 ft to spare on the other side of the chicks. And the chicks...flattened. plastered to the ground, not moving, silent, but only for about 3 seconds before they were up eating again.


    I gave them a treat, one they've only had once before, when they stole it from the cats.
    They got a small can of salmon cat food. But off the ground. I put it on a plate...nooooo. In a bowl....nooooo. Off the spoon....nooooo. Out of my hand....noooo. out of the can....nooooo. It had to be on the dirt.

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  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Such silly girls.

    My girls have a Life is Good dog bowl for their treats. This morning I noticed it could use a good rinse so I took it out of the run to wash. Well, usually I go in, quickly toss them treats and leave in the morning. So when I left w/ out depositing treats AND I took their treat bowl, my alpha hen just started WAILING. OMG, it was the saddest sound. I washed that bowl as quickly as I could and brought it back and gave them so left over rice and sprouted wheat seeds to calm her back down.

    Boy, that hen could stand to miss a few meals but she won't have it.
     
  3. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    My chickens and ducks are unshaken when my dog runs barking and then flies over them. I think they know he is a protector. He can get much closer to the winged creatures than I can!
     

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