stupid newbe scares and funny questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tammye, May 3, 2011.

  1. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I laugh now when I read some threads like "what is that tumor on my hens chest" that would be the crop, The first time I saw that I was like OMG she is going to die. could be fun to start a thread on what freaked you out when you first got chickens.

    This was my dumbest self question, thank god some one else asked it so I did not have to: The first time I saw the "oil gland" I thought it might be their clitorus!!! now you know where my mind is.
     
  2. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It freaked me out that a chicken would eat a long piece of grass and then part of it would hang out their beak, then another chicken would come along and pull the whole 6 inches back out of the other chicken's beak. And it would be completely still there as a long piece of grass. And then chicken #2 would eat it.
     
  3. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I experienced a prolapsed vent I thought we'd both die a horrible death! She recovered very quickly..I'm still throwing up and having nightmares! JK, but what a ride!
     
  4. Endur50

    Endur50 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still a newbie, but I can't believe I denied for months that I had 4 roosters instead of 4 pullets. "It's crowing and mounting but I KNOW it's a hen. It LOOKS like a hen. Why don't we have any eggs yet?" After a couple of trading sessions, we ended up with 6 hens, but still a rooster snuck his way in. (I should have known by now!)
     

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