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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texaschickmama, Feb 15, 2009.
Okay, tell me what you think happened next....
The hens fight over who gets to be the mama to the adorable little baby??
Nope. One of those BO Beast grabbed that precious baby and took off running. The baby was peeping loudly. I was running and screaming after it, my 3 yr old was running and screaming after me saying, "that chicken took my baby chickie". I finally caught up to that chicken and kicked at her, she dropped that poor baby who was in shock. Don't worry, the baby is fine, I can't believe it, but it is.
I can laugh now, but it was not funny then. I just wish someone would have been videoing all of this.
What a great picture!
Hmmm, they checked out the chick, then went back to eating bugs?
That picture is incredible!! They had predation on their minds for sure or a game of keepaway! glad baby is fine!
She just wanted to eat it before some other hen did !
Chickens are NOT loving creatures to someone else's baby chicks !
Your right about that one. I just wanted to snap a quick pic to show size comparison.
They can be scary little dinosaurs, can't they??? Just goes to show that they're not all lovign little cuddly fluffy butts.
We've been giving our girls some leftover trimmings from a recently cooked ham. It's pretty impressive how one will grab a massive hunk and run off (others in close pursuit) to "kill" it and gobble it down.