The times you’ve gotten mad at your chickens....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Butterscotchbitesfinger, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Free Ranging

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    So have you ever yelled or screamed? Threaten to leave them out. I know I have, this is a thread you can share your stories on. Don’t feel embarrassed I’m sure we’ve all been there!
    I’ll go first:
    One evening I was all dressed up ready to go to a formal event when it hit me my chickens were still out so most were in the coop except for this one little pullet named butterscotch. Now I go to put her in the coop but no she bypasses the entry and does another lap. I start to get a bit angry, I’m in wedges probably not the best things to round chickens up in. Then when butterscotch finally goes in the coop and I go to shut the door, Sky bolts out but I shut the others in. And so it is a repeat of butterscotch. Eventually they both go in. Phew and let me tell you I was screaming at them by the end of that.

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  2. Ducklover2

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    My chicken Petunia used to that every night.:mad:
     
  3. Butterscotchbitesfinger

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    Let me tell you it’s not fun when your going to be late because your chickens won’t come in.
     
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    My little Sunny likes to dodge me when it's time to go in. I have chased her multiple times a week, occasionally telling her she's a useless nuisance. She actually stayed out all night 3 times, unbeknownst to me, and lived to tell about it. Of course she's a little gem, but at times, I'd give her away to the first taker.
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  5. Butterscotchbitesfinger

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    Sometimes if I let them, my chickens will actually roost in the trees because I cannot get them down.
     
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  7. BGcoop

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    Soooo many times!!! Until I learned that they looooove dried meal worms so much that I now just have to show them a handful and they follow me right in. But the frustration of being late because they are being stubborn is real!
    Just This morning I was mildly miffed because while I was scraping off the poop board one of the girls kept pecking the back of my leg....despite me chasing her off every time she did it!
     
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    Yes I have 12 chickens in one coop and they all don’t like the same thing so I have to put out like half a dozen different seeds. :barnie
     
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    Yes, I have. :oops:
     
  10. Butterscotchbitesfinger

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    How many times?:clap
     
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