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The silly things they do...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SterlingAcres, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I caught a few of my 3 week old Buff Orps spilling their chick starter and dust bathing in it while others stood around and ate the food off them. [​IMG] They are so crazy.
     
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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I can't be the only one that thought it was funny... [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm with you! They mesmerize me! [​IMG]
     
  4. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are *very* funny. My golden comets eat the seeds out of a lengthwise-cut cucumber, leaving the liquid in two little 'boats'. Then they have a group drink, warbling about how fine it is...
     
  6. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a tennis ball in the brooder of mine so the little ones could play with it. They mostly peck at the green fuzz, but you should see the hilarity when one of them tries to hop on top of it and then realizes that it isn't a perch. Might be a tad mean-spirited, but never fails to elicit a laugh from me or my kid sister.
     
  7. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:TOO cute!!! [​IMG]
    That kind of action is just exactly what makes chickens endlessly appealing and dear to the heart. Thanks for sharing [​IMG]

    Silliness in which our chickens have been engaging recently:
    I noticed our white chicken Bright is looking progressively grayer, and her buff companion is looking dingy and her saddle extremely dusty. My husband reports they have been over in the dirt driveway beside our house positively burying themselves in the dust--all that you can see when they're at it are their happy heads. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    LOL
    Ihave a small "tree" (Think Charlie Brown Christmas Tree)growing in their fenced run. Well even though they have a nice roost. My Buff Orp Mae will try to "roost" on the poor little tree. She gets a foot up and then hops and gets her other foot up and the little tree sags down to the ground! The look on her face is priceless. She is the only one that does it.
    Today I had all three Buffs in a dust hole covering themselves with dirt and DE. The dust hole isnt that big and it just looked like a ball of golden feathers flopping around.
     
  9. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have brand new babies - 4 days old - one of them fell asleep standing up next to the feeder. Her head gradually sank lower and lower, and then she bonked her beak on the edge of the feeder and started awake with a loud 'Cheeeep!' I thought that was one of the funniest things I'd seen so far.
     
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