why did they leave the snackies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenPenny, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chirping

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lewisville tx
    Thought this rather strange anyone have any ideas? I have three age groups. Adults, teenagers, and toddlers. I usually feed them treats in the late morning and late evening. The teenagers are the first to come and see what I got and lick my fingers when it's all gone. Today I had an appointment and didn't get out there until 1:30. I would have skipped it but I wanted to check the water and knew not to come out empty handed. They were all going crazy eating then all of a sudden one of the adult hens headed towards the water making a loud clucking sound. I looked around to see if something spooked them and they didn't seem scared they just all settled in the shade of the rose bushes. It was all at once everyone left except the toddlers and I still had 1/2 a bowl of snacks left.. The toddlers seemed very happy to get some treats with out all the normal mayhem. Just wondered who and why they decided snack time was over?
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chirping

    Jun 6, 2011
    Derbyshire, England
    How strange, maybe they just filled up a bit more whilst you were out?

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