Today, my chickens earned the 'Stupid Chicken" award

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emvickrey, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    My husband was finally able to move the coop so we can add the run. I figured since it was just moved about 20 feet they would go inside to go t bed like usual. But nooooooooo. Not my chickens. [​IMG] We spend an hour trying to find 3 of them. One was completely away from the rest. Two where in a tree and the rest has roosted on things near where their coop was. All they had to to was turn their heads to the right and there it was. Door open and all. The last two we found where the ones in a tree but one was on a fence that had it hidden in the v of the tree. They are black too. It took 2 of us, my car headlights, one of those powerful flash lights and another flashlight to find them.

    Tomorrow, the run goes up and no more loose chickens. I prefer to know they're safe from roaming dogs. A neighbor has a dog in heat and the male dogs are plentiful right now. So far, thank goodness their more interested in that female than my chickens.
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Ahh, chickens. Creatures of habit, aren't they? Maybe they thought that you moved the coop because you didn't want them to sleep in it anymore???
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I would keep tem locked for few days before I turn them loos again, because yes chickens are not smart by nature
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:So true! They are most definitely creatures of habit and once those habits are formed, it's hard to get them to change their ways. lol! It can be done though. You will just have to retrain them, that's all. [​IMG]

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