Not exactly a chicken whisperer

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Having grown up on this farm when it was a commercial chicken farm, my SO doesn't have the same take on chicken raising that I do. While he could never hurt any animal, he doesn't exactly coddle them either.
    One of my buff hens Brigid is very particular about her egg laying enviroment. She not only wants a certain nest every time, she doesn't want other hens even in the coop when she lays. She uses a loud screeching to try and run the other hens off.
    I just put up with it and ignore her, knowing that sooner or later the other hens will finish and leave and she can have the coop all to herself.
    My SO has been out around the coop twice when Brigid has started her routine. Each time he goes in and picks her up, plops her down in an empty nest and in a stern voice tells her "Hush up! Sit there and lay your egg!" Brigid immediately shuts up and gets down to laying.
    I tried his technique when Brigid got extra loud today. It doesn't work for me. [​IMG]
  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009

    i can picture you out there yellng at your chicken and it makes me giggle.
    I dont know how some ppl do that kind of thing bc i dont have that particular talent either.
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Ahhh... grasshopper. You must have the positive energy flow and the voice of authority. You must spend gazillions of dollars on books and accessories to teach you to think like the Alpha Chicken. You must spend hours staring into the chickens' eyes willing them to follow your every command. You must have patience, grasshopper. Patience.

    Or you could just call your honey to yell at the chickens whenever you need them to do something. Whatever works for you.

  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
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  5. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    [​IMG] That's awesome!

    He's the "chicken yeller"... [​IMG]

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