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Now here comes MY silly question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debilorrah, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Do chickens have tongues?

    I ask because I have one juvie pullet that LOVES to grab my finger and just hold on to it and I swear she is tasting my finger. She doesn't hurt me, it's like she wants me to stop and let her do her thing. Strange.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yes, and WAY more taste buds than you can imagine.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Thank you - I was thinking I was losing my mind. That pullet is to funny when she does that. She chases me to get my finger.
     
  4. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Quote:Um,..well.... I guess there's no delicate way to say this... but...

    Just thinking about your question while looking at your avatar, I'm going to hazard a guess that she just finds your fingers, well..., unusual?

    Just a thought.

    Wayne
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Um,..well.... I guess there's no delicate way to say this... but...

    Just thinking about your question while looking at your avatar, I'm going to hazard a guess that she just finds your fingers, well..., unusual?

    Just a thought.

    Wayne

    [​IMG] [​IMG] HAHAHAHA!




    Wait. You do realize my hands don't REALLY look like that right?
     
  6. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Oh thank God those aren't your fingers! haha

    Miss Jayne, when you say they have way more taste buds...do you think they are on flavor overload when I give them all the stems and extras of my herbs? Too potent maybe?
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine love grapes and the stems too.
     
  8. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Wayne
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Quote:Sure they do. Haven't you ever watched when they lick their lips?
     
  10. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw my roosters tongue every time he crowed...he had a big mouth, lol
     

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