What do they want?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Curlita, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Curlita

    Curlita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens spend a fair amount of time puttering around the backyard, sitting under shrubs, eating spilled bird seed, etc. But they spend quite a bit of time standing in a little mob on the back step, peering in through the screen door. I can't decide if they want me to come out and play, or if they want to present a list of demands.

    Anyone else's chickens do this?
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    sounds like they have voted to form a union and they are ready to negotiate.

    best.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    yes mine hang out by the door, sometimes start scracthing the door or pecking it.
     
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They probably want to explore the "big coop" [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do it all the time. I find it somewhat endearing, but I'd say their main goal in life is food. They are curious and will explore ANY place that might have food... and their eyesight is excellent so they're trying to see in your place if there are any unturned nooks and crannies with treats.
     
  6. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine knock their beaks on our large picture windows. When I ask them what they want..they just stare back. Oh well. I guess we are their aquarium and they're just tapping on the windows to get us to move.
     
  7. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd vote for list of demands. My chickens know where we live, and that's inside the door. They also know my granddaughter is a good source of food, AND she throws food off the deck to them. Therefore, they have become welfare chickens, just waiting for the food supply. Unfortunately for me, waiting comes with chicken poop all over my deck and front steps. Sorry, no love involved, just begging and opportunity for more goodies. Free range becomes free food...
     
  8. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hang at the back door, they know the dry cat food in right inside the door on the washer and dryer. Yes if the door is left open, I find chickens having a snack. My Turkey watches me through the kitchen window, she tried to jump in but found out about glass. lol.
     
  9. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I read this between chuckles to my DH, I commented, this thread would make a good Reader's Digest entry! LOL, If it goes in I would immediatly buya Hangin With My Peeps shirt with the profit!
     
  10. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think mine are trying to catch my dh in his undies!
    *Peep*-ing Toms (er, hens)
     

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