Why Do Chickens.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...Seem to prefer to drink out of nasty rain puddles rather than their nice, clean waterers??? [​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I do not know. When I clean out there cages outside they drink the nasty poo water. Thank god I dont use chemicals
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *why do chickens . . . Run around the backside of a tree to lay their eggs--rather than go near the nice nest box you provided?? [​IMG]
     
  4. cooliseo

    cooliseo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't no either. Same here hypnofrogstevie. And after it rains they do that.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Maybe chickens are like babys? instead of playing with a $60 toy they rather play with a free box lol
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Total weirdness, Stevie-- You just described a Christmas when my kids were little to a "T". They got a lotta toys-- My mom got a weed-whacker for her roses--- and the kids played with that triangular sorta box ALL day!!!! HOW'D YOU DO THAT????? [​IMG] p.s.: Are you saying I should get the chicken a cardboard box?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Chickaroo! :

    ...Seem to prefer to drink out of nasty rain puddles rather than their nice, clean waterers??? [​IMG]

    The same reason that dogs prefer to drink out of toilets.

    Some basic need for trace minerals that has escaped human understanding for eons.​
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    d.k :

    * Total weirdness, Stevie-- You just described a Christmas when my kids were little to a "T". They got a lotta toys-- My mom got a weed-whacker for her roses--- and the kids played with that triangular sorta box ALL day!!!! HOW'D YOU DO THAT????? [​IMG] p.s.: Are you saying I should get the chicken a cardboard box?

    you might as well pack up the waterer and star digging little holes and filling it with water lol.

    They freaked out when they went from a cardboard brooder to a big cage. I had to add on to the cardboard brooder lol. Maybe if you put some cardboard boxes outside I bet the chickens would be going in them all day​
     
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  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I'm trying one more time-- got a nice new plastic box-- and I'm gonna fill it with the dry ficus leaves she likes. . . . We'll see if that works at all. . . . Silly Goomba Chicken!!!
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    To drive you completely out of your mind like the rest of the children...
     

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