What is stink-eye?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BarkerChickens, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I seen it mentioned quite a few times and I know it relates to the ugly look that roos give people...BUT, what is it exactly and how is it different from the ugly look that hens can give when they are moody? I have a few chicks that give the ugly look that may be stink-eye. Does that mean they might be roos?
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Gosh NO it doesn't mean they are roos. I have one chicken that regularly gives me stink eye when I pick her up. Their eyes get brighter, their lids go down and I swear they are lifting one eyebrow at me. [​IMG]
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Good! Then I still have hope that one my little Buckeye's turns out to be a hen! [​IMG] This chick is friendly and VERY curious...definitely one that I think will make a great addition to our flock. Then again, if it turns out to be a roo...maybe we'll just have to keep it anyway! [​IMG]
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Stinkeye:
    the look in the eyes of one's spouse or partner when one has overindulged the chili.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I think of it as an evil eye...but the chilly look (chili) is good, too!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Both my 2 year old granddaughters give me the stink-eye when I tell them no and neither of them are roosters!! [​IMG]
     
  7. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband gave me the stink-eye when I first mentioned ducks, lol.
    Let me add that I have caught him many times in the act of "quacking" and talking to the little boogers since we have had them, lol.
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]

    ETA: DH got a good laugh too!
     
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  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] or as my hubby would call it the fish eye!
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Now that I think about it, I think I have seen the stink eye! It was the day we brought home 49 chicks and I told DH that I am going to pick up 3 Welsummer pullets at the end of April. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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