sorry mom!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tunaoftheland, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom keeps a vague eye on my chickens while I'm at work. She only likes them from a distance though, even when they were fuzzy chicks. But she is a nice person, so when she noticed that they had somehow knocked over their outside water she became concerned. What if that was the only water they had? I wouldn't be home for several hours, could they last that long? So she put on her rain boots and boldly went where no mother (at least not this one) had gone before. Into the chicken run! Picked up waterer- fine. Filled up waterer- fine. Bent over to put waterer back- chicken attack! Henrietta loves shoulders and I guess she just couldn't resist one being offered so close. She meant well, but my mother FREAKED. She screamed so loud my dad and brother-in-law, who were in the house working, came rushing out to see who was under attack. Of course, this freaked out Henrietta and made all the chickens go crazy, so she couldn't even leave until they stopped running around so that she wouldn't step on them. She told me her saga when I got home, and for some reason I couldn't stop laughing. I'm sure the girls appreciated their water though [​IMG]
     
  2. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    love this post, very funny. i often wondered if chickens like dogs can sense fear, i guess not!!
     
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Bless your mother. She did what she thought she had to!

    But I will admit, I was laughing while reading your post.
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    ahhh poor mom.. on behalf of all shoulder loving chicken owners.. (mine too [​IMG] ) we are so sorry..









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  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    What a great mom. Sorry Henrietta scared the dickins out of her....she just wanted some lovin.
     
  6. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Too bad you don't have a video camera in the run, thats an Americas funniest video for sure [​IMG]
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
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    I had to laugh because when my mom comes to visit she will look at them from outside the run and really freaks when I let them out. So all I could picture is this happening to my own Mother.... [​IMG]
     
  8. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I know, I was regretting that as well. Plus seeing it for myself would have been, well... [​IMG]
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    LOL I can just picture your mom in that chicken run. That is too funny. There are a lot of people like that. Some of my friends who don't have chickens like to walk around at my farm, but Big Mama (my snuggle machine) follows us everywhere. She is persistent in pecking at the back of your pants leg. They used to try to get away from her and ask "why does she keep biting me". haha I told them "those are love pecks..a gentle reminder that she's down there saying, hey don't forget about me, I need a hug". They're like..well make her stop. Our only defense is to pick Big Mama up and carry her along for the tour. She's such an attention seeker. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    My stepdaughter will timidly venture into the backyard and start squealing when the chickens run to her to get treats. ("Why would anyone bother going out back without treats", they think).
    Then she runs away and the rooster, being a rooster, thinks, "Oh someone to chase and and act all tough in front of" and he chases her out of the yard. [​IMG]
     

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