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What are your chickens afraid of?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by scooter147, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Wanting to know what strange things your chickens freak out about.

    Found out yesterday mine are afraid of garbage can lids. My tool shed is right next to the coop. Was cleaning out the tool shed and I have a plactic garbage can and lid I keep koi food in, well as I was putting things back in and I went to lift the can the lid popped of and rolled end over end and went by the run. The chickens freaked, flying into the top netting, into the sides of the run and generally flipping out. The squawking over this "new" predator went on for a half hour.
  2. they're afraid of my 3 year old. I would be too.
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Cooking oil and deep-fryers.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Apples falling from our trees. [​IMG]
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nothing....... Which makes me a little afraid of them........ [​IMG]
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    empty feed bags.....
  7. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Mine freak at feed bags full or empty. I just carry the feed to the coop at night now.
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    The blue jay that shrieks like a hawk.

    However they will ignore DH on the lawnmower until he's practically running them over, at which point they barely step out of the way.
  9. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    after I wack a few roo's this weekend they will be afraid of me I suppose....
    Otherwise I have a shop by the coop. I can mow right by the pen with a rider mower and they chase it but if I open the overhead door in the shop they run as far away as they can.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  10. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    water, they're so much like cats

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