Sometimes they're so sweet

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Laffindog, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Laffindog

    Laffindog In the Brooder

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    Hubs and Boy are out of town this weekend, so it's just me and the critters. A few minutes ago I was sitting out in the chicken pen, just watching them.....Domino jumped up on my foot and just sat there for the longest time. The other three were nearby, all of us quiet and just enjoying the breeze and listening to the woodpecker doing his thing. They were grooming themselves and getting closer and closer to the door into the coop (they seem to have an internal alarm clock for when it's 8:30pm). Domino was still sitting on my foot and she started doing the leg stretch thing.

    It was all I could do not to crack up laughing. [​IMG]

    Sometimes they're so sweet.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    I agree. In the evening I sit out with them, it's a bit cooler out, and they are just doing their chicken things, and I am just sitting there enjoying them.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Im so glad others do this. Its my relaxation time, sitting with the chickens in the evening.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I love sitting with my girls. I hardly watch TV anymore!
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    I have 6 of those plastic yard chairs sitting around the yard in strategic locations. Depending on who I want to spend the evening with, I have a couple chairs near by. I learned long ago not to leave the chair in the lots.

    After a hot and humid Carolina day, there is nothing more relaxing then watching them enjoy the cooler air of the evenings.

    At least till it is time to start shutting houses and setting traps(the neighbor's rats are back).

    Matt
     
  6. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

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    I agree. Even my husband has turned that corner
     
  7. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    I love the little cooing noises my BR makes as she settles down in the evening. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  8. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

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    Oh, I am so glad I am not the only one. I love sitting with my girls late afternoon early evening, just hanging out. They hop up on my lap, preen, scratch around for that last bug before they have to go in....it is a very sweet time, I would agree with you. It's quiet, peaceful, and quite lovely.
    I just love the flock sounds....
    Anne
     
  9. Try offering Domino your forearm if you're comfortable with this. Sometimes They'll stroke you sweetly with the underside of the foot before climbing on.
     
  10. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Songster

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    My favorite time is when everybody is settled in the barn for the evening. I try to sit there for a few minutes and talk softly to them while they are calming down. Then Snow White - the alarmist rooster - starts upsetting everybody with his extremely loud squawking!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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