Why Do My Chickens Keep Freaking Out?????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LittleChickenRacingTeam, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I've moved my chooks from the front hallway to a mudroom in the back of the house 2 weeks ago. They have a great view of the surrounding fields.

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    However they keep flipping out at different times of the day. No, it's not the... "I've just laid an egg kind of commotion"
    It's the alarm type of squawking. I can tell the difference between their air & ground predator alarm, and this is the ground predator one, so I know it's not a hawk.

    So after 2 weeks of racing out back wondering what is scaring them so bad, this is what I saw minutes ago...


    Mr Coyote: "Hmm, I've picked up a scent. What is that? Not rabbit. Not groundhog. Not a mouse. Wait, I know, it's chicken poop. I bet there must be chickens around. I could use a takeout meal about now."
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    Mr Coyote: "Hey mister, yeh, you with the camera. I'm your neighbour, & was wondering if I could borrow a cup of chicken?"
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    Mr Coyote: "Ok, Ok, you don't have to use that type of language. I'm leaving"
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    Mr Coyote: "Oh by the way, I will be back. With my friends"
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    I'll be waiting for his next visit. Only next time I won't be shooting him with my camera.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] Get that coyote!!!! Poor Lucky and friends. No wonder they are so scared!
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Those poor hens, I'd be freaking too. Good luck getting that coyote. We have'em around here but I've only heard them at night howling.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oh crap!!!
    I think I'd be alarming my head off too!
     
  5. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Geesh! That's like a cat looking into an aquarium full of fish.

    I have to say though...the coyote was beautiful!

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  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Why do you keep your chickens in cages?
     
  7. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Silkelovr wrote:Why do you keep your chickens in cages?

    So they don't poop on the carpet.​
     
  8. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Quote:So they don't poop on the carpet.

    No silly!, I mean why do you have them in you house
    and not in a coop outside somewhere.
     
  9. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry there is an animal outside dreaming of eating your chickens but I just love those pictures. They are so pretty with the snow and everything all grey and soft in them. Really lovely shots.
     
  10. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Quote:So they don't poop on the carpet.

    No silly!, I mean why do you have them in you house
    and not in a coop outside somewhere.

    Cause they are house chooks. They freerange in warmer weather & have an outdoor coop & run that they use when I can supervise them.
     

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