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So the fearless rooster ~Does~ have a kryptonite!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by FeatheredFeline, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was doing some clean up in my yard today with the little brother and as we're picking up sticks and moving around I notice GLW roo, Curry, squawking and running around on the far side of his run with all his feathers flat and a terrified look to him. (note, this is the same GLW roo that was involved in this incident... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=460875 ) Anyway, I stopped and looked around, unable to see anything that should bother him so. And when I stopped moving he didn't calm much, just stopped squawking. So I picked up the wheelbarrow I was pushing and kept walking and the squawking kept up till I was out of his sight line. This repeated two or three time before I figured out that what had him so scared was the wheelbarrow. Every time he saw it he started running and squawking in terror. Mind you, my GLW hen spent the entire time looking at him like he was totally off his rocker from her comfy perch on the coop's edge.
    So today I discovered I have a roo with an irrational fear of wheelbarrows. None of the other chickens even look at it twice but Curry goes into a terrified fit every time he sees it. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I had a dog that responded that way to lawnmowers, not the rider, but the push. He would also bark endlessly at any rock in the grass.
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My alpha hen went NUTS today and I finally figured out it was my umbrella. Silly birds. Who knows what goes on in those little brains of theirs. [​IMG]
     
  4. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's for sure, all my hens think the roo is nuts now. I have a feeling his pride is hurt too.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Silly little BIRD brains!
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    I have a large galvinized steel drip pan that i use under thier roosts to catch their droppings, everytime i remove it from their coop to clean it out, it makes a loud noise since its thin metal, and my chickens run to the other side of the run, and my rooster starts to squak and hides behind the hens [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Mudsow

    Mudsow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We normally hang out in the garage while the animals play in the yard. We live in an airline flight path. Every time a low flier goes over head our little hen runs her feathers off bolting into the garage. I suppose it's not an irrational fear, they can look like hawks in the sky, but you'd think after high tailing it a few dozen times a day, she'd figure it out. Better safe than sorry I guess [​IMG]
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