It's a RUG! run, fly, squwak and hide.......

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scooter147, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over this past weekend I let the chickens run around the yard ( I need the dogs outside when I do as we have a horrible hawk problem). I was doing a little house cleaning and took the rug from in front of the backdoor out onto the stoop for a good shaking.
    The chickens were relatively close as they were all looking for goodies in the yard. The first good whip of that rug sent panic throughout the flock. I mean it was an EXPLOSION [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] of chickens. They ran, flew, hide in every direction possible.
    I never gave it a thought it would freak them out so. I guess the very sudden movement resemble a quick moving predator.
    The panic was so that my neighbor who was doing dishes noticed and called and asked me if something was after my chickens.

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  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    WOOOOOOOOSH and then silence, it is a funny thing to witness ,just goes to show ya they are aware of things around them ,which could save their lives one day.
     
  4. baldessariclan

    baldessariclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, ours hate it whenever we hang up big stuff like sheets/blankets on the clothesline close to the chicken house -- sometimes they won't even come out if wind is blowing the laundry around a lot.
     
  5. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and this is why they are called chickens
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  7. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I find laundry blowing around on the line relaxing for some reason. Strange I know.
     
  8. cybercat 2

    cybercat 2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love chickens and their silliness.
     
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why that's not silliness. They are just in a constant state of training. You never can train enough. Might come in handy someday.[​IMG]
     
  10. cybercat 2

    cybercat 2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ba-ha-ha! [​IMG] Now I have a mental vision of chickens in headbands and track shorts!
     

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