Scaredy chickens......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trulefty, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I scared the beegeesus out of the girls this morning!! It was cold when I went to let them out and I had on a carhart jacket with the hood up. I stand outside and open the coop door and they come screaming and flying out!!!!! One stayed in and and continued to holler and the others ran and hid!!!! I guess it must have been the hood...... [​IMG]

    Stupid chickens........ two didn't lay today....[​IMG]
     
  2. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    I've raised one of my hens by hand from a young chick, and the other from about 12 weeks - and they are both very timid and run away if you try and go near them. The rooster I had (which I raised with the hen), was very tame and would sit on your lap and take food from your hand (and try to take it from your mouth if not careful!)

    I hope they get over it... soon.... they are about 21 weeks now, but not laying
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    [​IMG] Never know how chickens will react! Cute story!
     
  4. You should see what my Guineas do if i wear something different......
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine actually seemed unusually calm when I wore my puffy insulated camo bibs. Maybe they just couldn't see me? [​IMG]
     
  6. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine act really scared when they see me with a hood on too! So now I try to go around them more often with a hood on so they can get used to it. (especially now that it's freezing).
    It is funny how they react to different things!
     
  7. spammy

    spammy Out Of The Brooder

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    if I don't wear a baseball cap my rooster will stalk me.
     

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