My Chickend and Sandhill Cranes sharing their treats (VIDEO)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by michiganer, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. michiganer

    michiganer In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2008
    Saint Cloud FL
    This is a video of our local sandhill cranes eating some bread with my chickens. The cranes are a family of four that visit almost everyday. They consist of 2 parents and 2 babies(the light brown ones). As you can see my chickens are scared to get too close lol. I hope you enjoy!


  2. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Songster

    May 6, 2011
    I think I heard a rooster say "OMG dinosaur chickens!!"

    Cool video, thanks for sharing! The cranes are soo cool!
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    [​IMG] i think that Polish just about jumped out of her skin when the bread landed...... hehe thought those cranes got her! They have good reason to be leery, I have Crowned cranes and they have very sharp beaks, but mostly get along with the chickens when not eating.
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Cool video. Here in Michigan we have a Sandhill Crane living on the wetlands near our house, but it takes off when a person approaches within 100 ft. I love the sound they make.

    If I share bread probably only the Canada geese will partake, and they are already bold enough.
  5. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chirping

    Apr 3, 2011
    Loved seeing that! I like to see videos where other critters interact with chickens. They probably didn't know what to think of the "larger birds" unless they ar eused to it [​IMG]

  6. babygirl5719

    babygirl5719 In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Kansas City
    very cool..thanks for sharing!!
  7. michiganer

    michiganer In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2008
    Saint Cloud FL
    The roo is named Little Hercules and the Polish is Xena. I thought it was pretty neat to see them together. The cranes always walk by my house every day on their way to the hunting grounds lol....
  8. cyanne

    cyanne Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Earlier this Spring we had some black-bellied whistling ducks come by for a visit. It was a drizzly, rainy day and I heard them making their funny whistling sounds outside...went out and found 3 of them standing in the mud surrounded by my guineas. Not sure if the guineas were trying to run them off or just playing welcoming committee. I tried to snap a pic but as soon as I got remotely close they flew away.

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