They crack me up!

Rusty Hills Farm

Crowing
13 Years
Apr 3, 2008
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Every day now when I come into the buff rock run, the girls all run to the outside nest box and stand in a semi-circle around it, waiting. I collect the eggs as they watch (picture tennis-match head motions following each egg from nest to basket) and wait for me to ooo and ahhh over each and every egg. Once we have done all this, then--and only then--do they head to the coop for the night. If I don't do the ooo/ahh stuff, they will NOT go in for the night!

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debilorrah

The Great Guru of Yap
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11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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That is too cute! Chickens are so special! I had one of 6 1/2 week old chicks in my lap last night petting her and she went completely still, put her head on my chest and went to sleep like that. It was adorable.
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AllChookUp

Will Shut Up for Chocolate
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May 7, 2008
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No pressure on making sure you don't accidentally drop an egg while they're watching, eh?
Wonder how they'd react to that!

Not that you'd want to find out...


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scooter147

Songster
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Jul 30, 2008
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Maybe to them the ooohhh and aaahhh is a apology for stealing their eggs, so after they get the apology they can sleep better
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