My Roo is Hilarious!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SuperChicken007, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. SuperChicken007

    SuperChicken007 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Trapped in my computer
    My month-old EE roo his hilarious! We have a box full of pine shavings as a nest box and our roo- we call him Henry- goes in and takes dust baths- or rather, shaving baths- quite frequently!

    Who has funny chicken stories? I would love to hear them!
  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I'm sure everybody's chickens do it, but everytime one of my girls grab a bug or a bit of fruit that the others don't have and makes a break for it like a running back busting through the defense, I just crack up [​IMG]. I think my wife thinks I'm nuts, but it makes me laugh everytime.
  3. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Western NC
    I have few day old Polish chicks. I don't know if this dust bathing, but as soon as I put the food in the brooder, they get in it and scatter it. They flap and act weird. They act like they are trying to "throw" the bits of food. Once all the food is scattered on the floor of the brooder, they eat it...
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh I have a Stalker Chicken. A SLW named Speckles. When she was only a few weeks old, she hopped up onto the side of the brooder and flapped down to the floor and followed me to the bathroom. I of course am just getting my pants to my ankles when she began this gawd awful screaching. I jumped up pulling pants ready to go see who was attacking my girls, open the door and there she stands yelling at me. [​IMG] Guess that'll teach me to leave the room without permission.

    She also flew out the door onto the railing after me one day too. She is a TRIP!

    Here is the Stalker chicken following me down the rail that I would not see her following me, DH snapped her picture for me.

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    My newly all grown up autralorp rooster is a hoot. Typical teenager... has NO finesse with the ladies.

    His idea of wooing them is not to dance for them, or to feed them, or anything romantic, but to grab them by the neck and hope for the best.

    Tonight they were out free ranging. He grabbed one of the dark cornish girls his age and she tried to run squawking away at top speed, with the roo hanging on and still hoping.

    One of my older ladies saw the commotion (she usually ignores these younger birds altogether) and flew across the yard and flew up at the rooster and made him let go.

    She was NOT having him abuse any of the girls. Roo just strutted off like 'I meant for that to happen'

    I was just laughing at the poor love sick rooster! Maybe he'll refine his technique one of these days...
  6. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Quote:That is one of the funniest things ever! I stick a grasshopper or moth through the wire every now and then just to see it! It's like they lower their center of gravity and puff up and plow through the others! It does remind me of a good play in a football game! HILARIOUS![​IMG]
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    The running football play cracks me up too, and the best part is the way they scream and squack, all the others know they have a special treat so the chase is on. round and round we go where treat ends up nobody knows. It is too funny. [​IMG]
  8. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    If there is anything made of plastic like plastic bags or even my plastic garden shoes, Chickie loves to do her chicken dance on it.
  9. ella

    ella Songster

    When my first 25 chicks were about 3 months old the cat got in their yard. Uh oh I thought... poor kitty [​IMG] They started following her around that really spooked her (I'd be scared too!) so she took a flying leap under the coop. All 25 little pullets lined up and sat down with their heads poked in under the coop like it was the greatest entertainment in the world!

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