The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by basicliving, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I wonder if there's one in every flock. You know the one that will be pecking at the ground with all the others and everyone else wanders off - and she suddenly realizes she's all alone and starts running around screaming like crazy? Or she'll go into the coop with a few others to take a nap and when she wakes up alone she sends out a distress call that sounds like the local fire department whistle going off?

    I have a little Golden Penciled Hamburg like that. I go out several times a day to shoo her over to the others and calm her down. She's skittish and runs from me, so I just walk behind her and guide her to the others.

    Because I never know if it's her or another that really is in distress, I always go out to check out the situation when she does this. Is there one in every flock? Or am I just lucky [​IMG]

    Penny
     
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, I've got a few like that. [​IMG] Guess we're both lucky. [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh yes, I have one like that....so I sat her down, and told her the story of the little boy that cried wolf! [​IMG]
     
  5. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Quote:I tried that. She just looked at me like "And what does that story have to do with ME?" I guess what bothers me the most is that the other chickens just ignore her now. It really could end up like the little boy that cried wolf!

    I was going to name her Henny Penny - but being as my name is Penny, I just thought that was a little too weird [​IMG]

    Penny
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a silver speckled hamburg who is exactly the same way. She's 4 months old now and still very skittish...crying for the others, etc. Maybe is partly breed related??
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two hamburgs are about the most laid back of my flock, so go figure . . .
     
  8. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I have 4 of the Golden Penciled Hamburgs, and they are all the most skittish of my 23. But only the one is such a little baby about being alone and getting scared though. She really makes me laugh, but I wish she'd learn to look for the others before panicking.

    Penny
     
  9. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only girl is like that, i think she just liked the attention of having her four brothers run over to prorect her [​IMG]
     

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