Just when I thought...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wolfwoman, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    ...that chickens were somewhat smart. One of them has to go and teach me better.

    This is one of my feeders... the one I am referring to in the following story is in the coop with LARGER birds....

    I just filled it YESTERDAY. It normally lasts two days, and even then not quite empty. Apparently they are having a growing spurt because today it was empty.... So I go and get the bucket to fill it up and as I got closer I notice.... speckles or barring.... in there where to food normally is....

    IT'S A DANG CHICK in there... one of my Norwegian Jaehron cockerels... almost NINE weeks old had stuffed himself head first up the pipe.... [​IMG] So now he's in the dark and not moving or peeping and from what I glimpse, not BREATHING.... I reach in and grab him by the legs and gently pry him out... and me promptly BITES me... [​IMG] Yup, he's breathing.

    How's that for gratitude? AND me not dumping a bucketfull of FEED on his head!! [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Glad you checked first!
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Lol [​IMG] Gotta love "gratitude" sometimes... It was nice of you not to dumb food on his head after he bit you [​IMG]
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I used to keep a big rubbermaid tub in the coop with the feed in it. I'd just open it, fill the feeders, close it up until the next day. One day I opened the box and there was a hen inside- she'd been there all night, and laid 2 eggs. [​IMG]
  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quite the silly little birds, aren't they?
  6. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Yeah, they sure are.

    How's the little stinker doing, is he alright? Some gratitude that was. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Oh he's fine, avoiding me like the plague, but fine. [​IMG]
  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Guess he thought it was a periscope!
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Quote:Ahhh... an exotic naval chicken
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    [​IMG] Enquiring mind wants to know......

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