The Crazy Ones

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by spunkyfroggie, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. spunkyfroggie

    spunkyfroggie In the Brooder

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    I know it's weird to say that I am terrified of birds yet I am a new chicken owner. I have done really well in keeping my anxiety in check. Well that was until tonight...I was walking away with the watermelon and all three flew at me squawking. I about peed my pants. I was in tears, my husband was laughing and the dog knocked me down and took the watermelon.
     
  2. Chickens will go bonkers for melon. I hope this is your last incident with your fear of birds!
     
  3. spunkyfroggie

    spunkyfroggie In the Brooder

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  4. spunkyfroggie

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    I enjoy watching them and taking care of them. Just not when they fly at me. Lol
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Aw, I bet your bird anxiety will fade more and more over time. It is a bit funny that it was the dog who ended up knocking you over and taking the melon in the end. As your chickens get to full size, they probably won't fly so much as run and flap for treats. Good for you for not letting your anxiety get in the way much and for keeping a sense of humor about it (at least in retrospect, or else I guess you would not have posted about the incident.)
     
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  6. spunkyfroggie

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    Yeah after I about had a stroke and calmed down I thought it was funny. Last night I gave them more melon and they did one. My husband tripped over one of the lower roosting bars and fell face first in chicken poo. Now that was funny!
     

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