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This is the cool thing about chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wingnut1, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Watching them focus on *whatever* in the yard.. no way to explain it to those who don't understand the pleasure of their simplicity.. you BYC folks know what I mean, though, dontcha!? [​IMG]

  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    Oh yes, I know I could sit all day in my yard and watch them scratch around.
  3. Totally. Their instincts are so finely attuned to the environment, and their social behavior is a never ending source of fascination.

    And there's the comedy!


  4. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    oh yes, i love watching my chickens. especially when they communicate with each other. they are so funny. i have one hen that is very vocal and i love to listen to her. don't know what she is saying but i'm sure it's important.
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I spend too much time watching them...it's like Chicken TV
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    what I noticed we have a huge RIR rooster and he sure seems like the head honcho of the flock . the other 3 roosters can hardly get near the hens with BIG RED around .

    He also communicates very well , he makes this awful sounding noise and all the hens and Teens move in opposite direction then he pays the 3 roosters back for messing with the rest of the flock . LOL


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  7. drumstyx

    drumstyx In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2008
    I live over a barn so when I walk out the door I am literally at work (lots of people, most of the time...a boarding facility). I have my garden spot tucked away, garden on one side and chicken coop and run on the other side. I go there to watch my chickens a lot during the day....great way to de stress and just get away from it all. I could watch them for hours. Watching chickens is just mesmerizing to me. It's my spot on the property.
  8. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    You bet. I love to start and end my day with watching the gang. I never tire of it.
  9. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    I KNEW you BYC folks would understand!!!

    Penelope77 - my cuckoo maran uses the same language with me - I find myself clucking back, and I KNOW we are having a conversation. About what? Who knows. But I agree with you - it is VERY important!

    And HEY - does EVERYBODY have a chicken that keeps running after bugs even when it means they are going to hit the wall/fence/whatever? Now THAT'S enthusiasm!! [​IMG]
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    yes . I also have the teens chasing each other and jumping over feeders and themselves to SEE WHAT the other has found . Its to funny . I actually thought one would try and jump over my 2 ft. RIR ROOSTER .

    We took a pail of earth worms the other day and had a ball with these chickens . They went nuts .

    actually broke them up in 1/2 ( BIG NIGHT CRAWLERS ) and tossed them one my one inside and HOLY MOSES talk about a Camera Moment to say the least . [​IMG]

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