My chickens are holding secret meetings....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FisherMOM, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    My chickens have been acting strange lately.
    They have been hanging out in the coop a lot the past two
    days. When I sneak in to look through the window.. they
    just all look at me. It's like I could hear them saying
    "shhhh.. here she comes, act like chickens." They are usually on the floor, either
    sitting in the shavings or just standing there. Maybe they
    are wondering if Midnight is ever going to stop sitting on
    dud eggs. Then I wonder, are they looking at the nest
    boxes. They are 19 weeks old. As you can see, I made them another nest box out of an unused blue cat littler pan.
    Someone did some scratching around in it today too... and not a cat.

    I snuck in and took a picture today of one of the secret meetings.


    I snuck in again later... and found Rusty in the nest box
    and Pearl was watching him. Now I know what has been
    going on. I believe that he has been coaching them on
    laying eggs. They must be getting close. He's such a good rooster!

  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Have they been watching Chicken Run again?! [​IMG]
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    "They're organized, Mrs. Tweedy" (movie quote)'re just paranoid. Maybe they're plotting to steal your nail polish... [​IMG]
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Wishing you lots of luck with those girls! Fingers crossed, you will find an egg in the nesting box soon! [​IMG]
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    There is something going on. Rusty is also chasing the other rooster a lot too. Rose. Rose is outside if Rusty is inside.. and inside if Rusty is outside. Yesterday Rusty chased Rose into the coop when I was in there and Rose high tailed it to the driveway. I let him stay outside for a while away from the big mean Rusty.
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    They're trying to figure out how to get their nails to look as cool as yours!
  7. Quote:That's one of my favorite movies. I get a kick out of it. This line too....

    Chickens go in and pies come out.
    What kind of pies?

    I thought of chciken run and got giggling when i clicked on your thread. Thanks for the smile
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote:(to continue ((yes, I love the movie, have some lines memorized)))
    "Ooo, my favorite!"
    "Chicken pies, you great lummox! Just imagine, in less than a fortnight very store in the county will be stocked with box upon box of 'Mrs. Tweedy's home-made Chicken Pies'..."
    "Just Mrs. ?"
    "Woman's touch. Makes the public feel more comfortable"
  9. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    When I read your post my mind went to the Movie Chicken Run and their secret mettings.
  10. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    You need to know the secret handshake to get in.

    No I can't tell you, if I tell you I will be "processed".

    Signed the cat

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