Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jack bache, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2011
    i had a scorpion jump onto my shoulder today he would have been 7cm long with the redist tail why was he in my chicken pen? what did he want? [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    jack, where are you located?

    We have scorpions here in the Valley of the Sun.

    I've known scorpion stings on hens that have ended up killing them. Thank the Lord, none in my yard.
  3. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yikes! Falling scorpions?! In warm weather scorpions are not too hard to find around my property. Luckily they are usually under something such as lumber or rocks. That said I found a live one in my living room and a dead one under my wood stove this past August. How they got into the house is a mystery. While I can see the wood and rock piles being good habitat for scorpions I am hoping they do not find the house good habitat! Some of my chickens have mastered the art of killing hornets, I would not put it past those hens to figure out how to kill a scorpion.
  4. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2011
    i live in Western Australia. it was huge (half the size of a pen long.) and out here that is big so i was kinda worried. [​IMG]
  5. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a big scorpion! [​IMG] Ours are only about 6cm. Their sting is similar to a wasp I have been told. I would not want to find out the wallop your scorpions could deliver!
  6. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    You should have caught it and put it under a black light to watch it glow. :O

  7. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol...I'm from Oz..and you know that anything that moves or flies can kill you there...I would have freaked
  8. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2011
    Wherever Angel is~
    I'm SO glad there are no scorpions here. WHEW! (no, I won't tell anyone where I live)
  9. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2011
    hahahahhahaha im an aussie to how r ya. haha where r ya. im in WA Perth. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I live in the Southern United States so the only thing I have to worry about is rats falling on me while working in somebody's barn. A scorpion falling on my shoulder would have made me go go looking for a clean pair of pants.

    The scorpion was probably looking for a safe place and you happened to be in the right place when it needed a ride to the ground. It was probably just a surprised as you were.

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