WHY?! (rant)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Lothiriel, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I just have to get this off me.

    Every time my chickens do something "bad" (aka climb on the hay in the barn, get into the yard, crawl under the gates) my family yells at me. LIKE IT'S MY FAULT??? LIKE I MAKE THEM DO IT??? I CAN'T HELP IT!!!!!! And yet if I say so, they get madder at me. WHY DO THEY DO IT??!!! SHOULD I GET FURIOUS AT MY SISTER WHEN HER COW GETS IN THE POTATO PATCH?? She must be at fault. She must have made the cow do it. Who else??

    Sorry everyone. I don't know if there's anyone out there who understands... but I took the chance. I hate it.
  2. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
  3. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Orwigsburg PA
    If they yell @ u again, tell them, you talked to the chicken and they don't listen. Ask them to talk to the chicken [​IMG]
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Maybe they want you to keep them in a run? They can help you build it.:-D
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Time to confine them to a coop and run. That way they are limited where they will go. They can not yell at you for your chickens' natural instinct to go out and forage.
  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    STOP MAKING THEM DO BAD STUFF!!!! hahahaha........sorry![​IMG]
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    You may not be "making" them do it but when we own animals, their behavior becomes our responsibility. It is my responsibility to keep my dog restrained on my property or on a leash when off property. It is my responsibility to make sure my horse stays in his pasture. And it is my responsibility to make sure my chickens aren't going places or doing things they shouldn't. You may not be making your chickens do things that are unwelcome, but by letting them roam and not containing them, you are allowing them to, and since this is clearly causing friction, it might be time to do something about it.
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Chickens just do those things. [​IMG] Like was stated, have your family help you build a run for them, then everyone can be happy. [​IMG]
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Well see.. We don't want them in a run. We want them to be free-ranged, so they're (supposed to be) out in the field with the cow, acting as manure spreaders. But they like to hang out in the barn a lot. And I can't help it.
  10. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama

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