My Spoiled Brats On Strike!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1FastFlamingo, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Well, this was kinda funny to me yesterday... My girls have been used to me spending my mornings wigth them as I give them all the previous days leftovers as treats when I feed them. However yesterday, I had to go to work by sunrise so I only fed them, no treats. Every day we have been getting 7 to 9 eggs daily. So yesterday my girls went on strike! We only got 1 egg! What spoiled brats! Witholding eggs because I couldn`t load them up with scraps and treats! LMAO! Do any of you have girlies that are that spoiled? I want to hear how spoiled your girlies are and the tricks they pull when they don`t get their way please!
     
  2. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Sounds like your hens are extremely spoiled (in a good way!). Mine are too. They just act very grumpy until we give them something good. But your hens wanted revenge!!!! :O
     
  3. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't withhold eggs, but they have become so incredibly spoiled about food. They free range most of the day, and have become quite selective about accepting snacks. Leftover meat - yes; leftover veggies - no. Leftover wheat bread - yes, leftover rye bread - no. They are pretty much ignoring their old favorite flock block - and rejected the warm oatmeal I made them when it was cold. They were much more appreciative when they were locked in the run and coop!!
     
  4. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Ok, this is just wrong by them! You were right about revenge! This morning, loaded the feed bins, and took out a huge bag of veggies and shredded lettuce. 15 minutes later, already had 4 eggs! I know now to keep the treats rollin`! Can`t wait till I get home in a while to see how many eggs my girlies gave me today! LMAO I love my over-spoiled brats!
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My silkies won't eat worms unless I give them to my rooster to be "quarantined" [​IMG]
     
  6. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls will withhold eggs if they don't get to free range. It has happened more than once, so it isn't a coincidence. Unbelievable they get that spoiled.
     
  7. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So that's why the egg numbers are down! Too dark b/f and a/f work to have timme to give snacks. Gave lots of snacks yesterday and today-twice as many eggs?
     
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Quote:Ya mine are the same way. But my silkie wont lay unless i kick the others out of the run, and half the time one of my leghorns will stand at the run gate to get back in to lay so i have to open the gate for her. They withhold eggs from me all the time. And many eggs but the run gate.
     
  9. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think your chickens are on strike. I think they get use to good threat so does not like to eat regular feed to produce egg. My does the same thing so I stop giving them threat often. It kind the annoying when you pickup the chicken and it is so light because they refuse to eat their regular food.
     

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