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Llama love and other oddities

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SkyWarrior, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    For a while, I've had two llamas, until one died of old age. [​IMG] Sid, my current llama was kind of lonely, and I needed a duck pen, plus a place to put extra chickens, so I added the ducks and chickens to his pen. Little did I know how strong that llama guarding instinct is.

    Sid loves his flock and protects them. He'll alert with an alarm call if he thinks there's something dangerous and he'll herd the flock behind him so he can protect them.

    The latest thing he's done is allow one of my chickens to ride on him. (Yes, really!) Java the EE was getting pecked by the inside egg layers something serious, so I moved her to the outside flock. Only, she was scared of everyone, so she flew up and rode Sid whenever anyone got too close. Yes, I have pictures.


    So, I highly recommend llamas for chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Songster

    May 7, 2011
    that is way cool!
  3. WOW [​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That is very neat

  5. so lucky

    so lucky Songster

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    Well, now I guess I'm gonna have to get a llama for my scaredy-cat chicken to ride on. She'll probably be wanting a stun gun next![​IMG]
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Wonderful! Nicely color co-ordinated, too! [​IMG]
  7. Love this! Do you think the llama would be able to keep hawks away?

  8. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:I can't guarantee it. We have a lot of hawks and eagles here and so far (knock wood) we haven't had a loss from them. Part is Sid and part is the overhang where the birds can get shelter.

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