When you step on one of your adult chickens do you get mad or sad?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Nifty-Chicken, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Upset: Get Out Of My Way!!!

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  2. Sad: Sorry about that!

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    So, I go outside to visit the girls (the feathered ones) and as I'm walking they all get up under me feet. No matter how careful I am they seem to have some magic power that allows them to slip one of their feet under my foot at the last second.

    All at one moment I have this rush of feelings of feeling bad and frustration at the same time.

    What about you? Or am I the only one with this problem? [​IMG]
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mine are the same way. It takes me like 3 minutes to walk from the gate to the feeding station in my cochin pen, LOL
     
  3. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Know what you mean. Am I the only one who has run into, oh say the coop door, because I am looking not to step on the girls? Have you ever fallen down...no neither have I.
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I feel bad...but I have learned to bring in a few treats so I can get them out of the way to get to the feed. I still end up stepping on the littler ones that still don't get it that there were treats thrown out. LOL
     
  5. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sad, mainly because a chicken tripped me once and caused me to fall onto my favorite chick, a black polish. Me landing on a 2 month old chick broke her, and I had to cull her afterwards.
    I'm used to milling, tripping cats so I'm still not sure how the offending roo managed to make me completely lose my balance and go crashing down.

    Now I'm super careful because I don't want to relive that sad day.
     
  6. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't ever stepped on a chicken, but my dog does it all the time. It's totally his fault every time.

    Now as for the cats, I seem to step on them every once in a while, and I feel pretty bad about it, but also a little frustrated that they can't learn not to dash right under my feet!
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Mad at the 'normal' chickens but sad when I trip over my gimpy one. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Both. It hurts to step on a chicken, but they knew that I was walking in that direction.
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    "Get out of my way, you ungrateful birds!"
     
  10. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I train mine with the words 'watch out' as I am walking. I say them loudly and repeatedly as I am walking. Some invariably do get a toe pinched now and then but they remember the words and as they get older, certainly know better!

    I train my birds the same as I would a dog, cat or horse, they learn voice commands quite easily. As with anything, repetition and observation is key. They are fully capable of comprehending words with certain behaviors. I have some pet lizards that know some simple word associations too.
     

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