Not again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Matt A NC, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    This little lady is Dovey and she is DOOMED. [​IMG]
    She is a 15 week old Blue Cream Light Brown Pullet. She was hen raised till just last week. Yes, Lacy is always a dedicated mother.
    The problem is that she has become extremely friendly. She is flying up on me constantly and already completely spoiled. I was dusting a couple birds today and she was running back and forth from arm to arm and across my shoulders to see if she could find a treat. If I sit down in a lawn chair she settles down in my hand. She looks like a small Morning Dove just sitting their looking around. She soon falls asleep for a nap.

    Any pet and all favorites meet untimely fates. I am just wondering what will get her. A 8-10 ounce bird is tempting for any predator. [​IMG] I haven't lost a bird to a hawk in several years, so I guess we are due. Maybe a new stray cat will show up and dig/climb in and get her. I know the useless cockerels are safe, but Dovey is doomed. Something will find a way in.

  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Well I'm depressed now. Maybe this time will be different. And nothing can get her if you just carry her around in your pocket all day. [​IMG]
  3. txreddirtgirl

    txreddirtgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Decatur, Tx
    maybe now is the time to invent the 'chicken bubble' [​IMG]
  4. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2011
    I'm guessing you are a glass is half empty kind of guy. [​IMG]

    We have lost 2 chicks, cause unknown, 1 guinea, cause unknown, and 1 turkey escaped the coop and an unknown predator got it. Each loss sadden us, made us look for answers to make sure it didn't happen again, and realize that loss comes with the joys of having poultry as a part of our lives.

    I wouldn't take back a moment that we spent with those we lost, and I'm thankful for the time to care for, laugh at, hold, enjoy the antics, surprises, and hours of entertainment we have with our brood.

    Here's hoping you have many years with your treasured bird, what a beauty.
  5. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    I got her color and her sex...but what breed is she? She is beautiful.
  6. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Crown her "house chicken" [​IMG]

    I never expected to have house chickens, but when I lost my cockatoo, and a month later, came into the graces of a little Serama chick, she became my house chicken and moved into the vacant cockatoo cage. She's my little buddy, and really not any messier than a parrot, and certainly not as loud. It sounds weird, but its really not that weird if you compare them to the birds that are normally accepted as indoor pets.
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    What is she? She doesn't even look like a chicken, lol. I agree with the previous post, make her a house chicken. She's too cute to be food for anything. [​IMG]
  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    She is a Dutch Bantam. Until Seramas the Dutch were the smallest ABA recognized breed. I have a couple show lines I am crossing to see what happens. I love the little birds, but so does every predator out there.


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