1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Why do your chickens like you?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Roosterboy, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    321
    0
    129
    Oct 28, 2008
    Do they see you as a moving treat dispenser, a companion, a protector, or something else?

    [​IMG] my bet is the treat option
     

  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    The first one. I have something tasty and they want it. I cant eat around them cause they attack.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    14,106
    26
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    I would like to think companion, but I'm quite certain it's for the treats! I also believe they know I'm their protector but I think I'm liked for the bowls of yummy treats I bring their way. If I'm in the yard and have anything at all in my hands (bucket, cup, bowl, paper, etc...) they think it is something yummy for them and start hoping all over me! [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,906
    151
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    With the exception of two that think I give the world's best chicken massage the rest of my chickens like me for one reason. They can't drive to the grocery store themselves.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    18
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yup I'm with you. IT's the treats. Especially if you call "HERE CHICK CHICK CHICK" [​IMG] Mine REALLY love me than!
     
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Mine like me for the feed and water and treats.... When it comes to getting the eggs that is another story....
     
  7. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Songster

    401
    0
    129
    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, ME
    Treats, Treats, Treats!!!
     

  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Mine just want food and to be petted. Go figure. [​IMG]
     
  9. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

    810
    0
    149
    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    Food first, protector second, foot massages last
     
  10. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    My buffy’s especially love to hop up and be held. You pet their waddles and necks, and talk to them, they’ll be there all day.

    You sit down and "Sweetie Pie" is next to you clucking softly within seconds!

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by