Now I've done it.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mandelyn, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    Before the time change, it was no big deal to stroll out to the coop with a tomato or some other treat for the girls. 5:20 pm on the dot, 5 days a week. Every evening, there they are, waiting in the corner of the run for me.

    Insert time change, sun going down around this time. Insert angry hens, STILL waiting in the corner of the run for their evening treat! At what would be 6:20 for them.

    Do they really stand there for an hour? Are they seriously not going to put themselves to bed until they have their evening treat?

    Geeze. At all times previously in my chicken hobby, I wasn't working. I never had the flock hanging around like clock work, since there was no rhythm to the treats besides first thing in the morning. I'm not used to all this expectation!
  2. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    cambridge , ny
    [​IMG] girls have pretty much the same routine so-far.....the time change has my 2 dog and chiks all messed up----the girls will stand by the door to the run waiting until i bring out their evening treats ....[​IMG]
  3. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    I was wondering if anyone would say something about their chickens dealing with DST. we're ALL kinds of confuddled here [​IMG]

    Mine free range from dawn to dusk, so I was an hour late letting them out sunday morning, it was already light out so they were at the pop door doing this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Then I forgot to change the timer on their light, light kicks on early, then they're like this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It got dark earlier that day but even in the almost pitch black dark they're: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] when they should have been heading in [​IMG]

    So we survived the first night, but overnight one of them(unbeknownst to me) jumped on the cord for the light in the coop and disconnected it, so when it got dark early again, and there was no light inside or out, it was: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Okay, got that fixed, maybe we got this daylight thing figured out [​IMG]

    Now it's me who can't adjust. when it's pitch black out by 6pm, in my mind it should be about 8pm. But I hang in there, go to bed around 10:30 or so, DH gets up for work at 5:45am, and I usually sleep till about 7am then get up to get the kids off to school. But now I'm up as soon as I see a little light through the blinds, NOT 7am [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Then I stumble half-asleep to let the chickies out because I know they're [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] if they're not out getting those early morning bugs.

    Lotta good that one extra hour of sleep did me...[​IMG]
  4. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    Hmmm... The girls have no sense of humor when it comes to food!

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