Silkie tried to commit suicide

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by horsejody, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Last night when I got home from work I let the chickens out to free range for a while. My little dog Leo was with me when I opened the coop door. Like always, they all ran out like a bunch of lunatics. The younger ones were all rushing past the dog. My 3 month old silkie, named Poof Head, ran right up to the dog and STUCK HIS HEAD IN THE DOG'S MOUTH!! The dog was a bit surprised and a little agitated by it. He then chastised Poof Head a little by gently pulling back and then pretending to bite the bird's neck. He just slightly laid his teeth on him like a warning. I said, "Leave it," and the dog immediately stopped. Poof Head just stood there a moment looking at the dog, and then he toodled off on his merry way with the other chickens. Maybe the chickens were playing Truth or Dare. Maybe he was trying to commit suicide. Maybe he's just stupid. I don't know. I thank God that Leo has a low prey drive.
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swear I have a chicken with 9 LIVES!!
     
  3. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:um weeeeeeeeeeeell see i don't think he tried to commit suicicde i think chickens just have this weired thing where they like to stick there heads in your mouth i guess cause of the warmth the first time i was holding them and talking and my chicken did that i freaked lol but ya i noticed baby chicks try to do that on me more thaty adults
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Leo was probably pretty shocked to have dinner walk itself right into his mouth. . . [​IMG]
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    d.k :

    * Leo was probably pretty shocked to have dinner walk itself right into his mouth. . . [​IMG]

    This was a very funny/scary story, and a brilliant follow-up by D.K.​
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    d.k :

    * Leo was probably pretty shocked to have dinner walk itself right into his mouth. . . [​IMG]

    Leo is actually allergic to chicken. Perhaps it's more of an intolerance than an allergy. I don't know. Whenever he eats anything with chicken in it he gets an infection in his pancreas. He is also an epileptic, so he can have seizures when he gets sick too.

    Maybe Poof Head was trying to get a circus act together, like the guy that puts his head in the lion's mouth. Hopefully, if Poof Head meets another dog, he won't be stupid enough to try that stunt again. I don't imagine most dogs being so understanding.​
     
  8. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
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    Poor Poof Head. Nobody stops to think that he might have dreams of his own. It's not easy being a Silkie and wanting to be a Dentist.
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * (Blush) Awww, shucks. Thanks, Buff!!
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:That must be it.
     

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