Scolded by my chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andi, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Andi

    Andi Songster

    I just had to share this with you guys!

    Up until recently our chickens have been able to get out and do their free ranging in the morning as soon as they wake up. That was because we didn't realize chickens could fly up as well as they can. These are our first chickens. Well, we had to cover their run and now they aren't happy about it.

    This morning I brought the dogs out to the kennel, which is right next to the run, when it was just barely starting to get light but still mostly dark. Hahaha! I got yelled at by my chickens! One in particular, Nellie, gave me a scolding I'll never forget! Who would have thought chickens could sound ticked off?! There was no mistaking it! I wish I could capture it on audio! Wait! My camera has audio! I'll try to capture it tomorrow morning (without laughing). Now I'll have to figure out how to post it so if they cooperate I can share it. Any ideas on how to do that? Does Photobucket do video?

    Anyway. I can't be the only person that's been chewed out by a chicken. Who else has?

  2. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    When I'm late with the bedtime treats. They are not so much vocal as the run and back to me, to the run and back to me - Don't you know it's treat time already?! [​IMG]

    Also, lots of grumbly noises when I shoo them away from something that they should not be getting a freshly glued post, or a newly stained coop. [​IMG]
  3. Andi

    Andi Songster

    A couple of the girls were just grumbling, but Nellie, dare I say, she sounded like she was threatening me.

    Well, I figured out how to do the video part of it. Now I'll just have to wait until tomorrow morning to see if she does it again.
  4. The Zoo

    The Zoo Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Hayward, CA
  5. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looking forward to the video.

  6. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Songster

    May 23, 2009
    yelled at, crowed at (by a trio), flapped at...they certainly knnow how to voice their displeasure and disgust.
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Yes photobucket does video and its easier to post those than pic's [​IMG]
  8. My little black silkie hen named Esmeralda was not doing very well in with the banty hens so I put her in a bigger coop that is divided in half with the first half holding banty chicks that are fully feathered and of those, most are young cockerels. She was grumbling long and unhappily about how those young teenage boy cockerels were driving her crazy and when I didn't get it at first, she then began running around in a small circle after the long grumbling until she got dizzy and repeated the entire scene to drive her point home!

    Two nights in a row I put six cockerels in a feed bag, intending to dispatch them, took pity on their "sweet" and at that point, calm selves and let them out of the bag after everyone else had eated and drank their water. Last night, I finally got ahold of myself and dispatched three. Esmeralda is no longer grumbling nor running in circles, for the time being.

    Right before bedtime, I went out and checked on her/them and one blue cockerel flew to the top of the ladder to perch for the night and crowed for me LOL, I was hoping he wasn't a he but he had to prove himself after the bossier three were out of the coop. I know the remaining cockerels will begin asserting themselves. One already did last night, the one that looks like a bantam Columbian cockerel. He was pulling one of the girl's "pigtail's" so its only a matter of time when Esmeralda once again will have something to tell me...and I'll do something about it for her sake.

    Hopefully Esmeralda and Beasley (he's her roo and he's in a bachelor pad right now with two other room mates) will have their own flock of their own kind this Spring/Summer because right now she's in deep friendship with the black/white duckling andvice versa, who is half Magpie, half Cayuga waiting on a bit more feathering before it can be returned to its parents and duck flock.
  9. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Chickens are so interesting! What a funny girl to spin in circles...but it worked!

  10. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    I give mine grain for scratch twice a day. If I am later than usual, the more vocal ones are waiting by the gate yelling "Hurry Up with the FOOD we're starving!!" They make a racket and when they see me coming call the others. We have two gates to the backyard and they are always waiting at the one I use. Maybe I should trick them and use the other one to see what they will do. Probably scold me some more. [​IMG]

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