Play Practice in the Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by McKenley5, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chirping

    Jul 9, 2011
    One afternoon the chickens were anxiously waiting to be released from their coop, as they know when Mom is home from school it is time to free range. My ten year old daughter asked if she could go outside to read her script for the school play, I replied, "Sure, go read it to the chickens." They were SO funny! They stopped making noise and listened to her. She assigned parts and everything!

    She came inside to use the restroom and they immediately started squaking again! She went back out and they calmed right down and waited for play practice to resume!

    All of this stuff in the news about the mistreatment of industrial chicken farms just make me realize how lucky backyard chickens really are. I have tried to explain to friends and family members how poorly these animals are treated in the past, but this story in the news has finally made people see the truth. I just wonder if anything will really change, and if people realize that it is NOT an isolated farm that is mistreating the animals...anyway, I know that my girls are happy and healthy. [​IMG]


  2. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    somewhere in Pa
    Awwww How cute! my girls always do thing like that for me but when i go inside while there out they try and come in too or they knock on the door!
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Thats so cute.
  4. awwww that is so precious! makes me all fluffy inside!!!!! [​IMG]
  5. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    too cool!!! My girls are also very loud until I let them out and lay on my hammock....after a little searching for food they come and lay with me! lol

  6. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2011
    Pax, WV
    That's an unforgettable picture and memory!
  7. Sonic Chicken

    Sonic Chicken In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    Sacramento, California
    This is exactly why I like to have chickens in my life. Some of them can be so curious and attentive. And the one's that don't snuggle, well, don't think they aren't watching your moves and don't appreciate you. They really do! They like to be a part of things...from a distance!
  8. hispoptart

    hispoptart Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    Awww what a sweet pic and moment.
  9. How COOL!


    I'm absolutely with you. Many chickens really, really love being read to. Now I'm not saying they're like little kids, or even like dogs or cats as pets. They're chickens. But they really, really like to be read to.

    Singing, not so much. But reading, yes. YES [​IMG]

  10. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    Quote:So true...I have girls that talk and follow me everywhere and snuggle as soon as I sit down and others don't like to be touched but they just have to be around you where the action is...I can't honestly believe how much I LOVE chickens...LOVE them ALL...

    And I agree that people need to wake up and understand that there is no excuse to mistreat an animal under any circumstances...even the ones we eat! What people don't see, people don't care!

    But it's good to know that our chickens are living the life of royalty... [​IMG]

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