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Spoiled Rotten Chickens
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KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 17:03:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, all my other animals are spoiled, so why not the chickens? I had a bunch of extra bird toys laying around, so I decided to see what they would do with them. First, I hung up some connected plastic rings with a bell on the end. LOL! The first one to ring it, scared the willies out of everybody, jumped sky high. Then, they all got in on the act.

So, why not put another bigger bell in there, sure enough, they were just a ringing it, THEN I put a little round mirror with a bell on the end of it in there, and they were all stretching their necks looking in the mirror, then they noticed the bell and started ringing it. Made me laugh and laugh.

As you know, I have finches and a cockateil, so naturally I have all kinds of bird treats and what not around. I took a shoelace and strung a millet spray in there, LOL! Had to tie up the little end hanging out where I tied it, they were going ape trying to eat the shoelace. After I tied it up where it wouldn't show, they got to bouncing and pecking that millet. They loved that, too. So I had bells ringing, and things going on in the brooder today.

Hey, chickens like to play too! :)

Yeah, I take one out every now and then and prance around the house cuddling it, saying, "Oh, Ian! Look how cute they are! " lol


Jim in michigan    Posted 02-19-2004 at 06:12:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We were given a bunch of chickens,,well the wolves got all but this one rooster named Rodney,, Rodney has taken up a post on the porch of my mom and dads house,, right by the front door,, he is there pretty near 24 hours a day. dad feeds him so he has no reason to leave..Well, any time the door is open he tends to run in and eat dog food from the dish,,when he is full he wants back out,,crazy bird,,,Jim,


KellyGa    Posted 02-19-2004 at 07:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! He thinks he is something, huh? I would have a rooster, but where I live may draw unwanted attention, get me in trouble, so I can't have one unti I get out of this godforsaken place. One day....y'all will see...I will still beon here years from now talking toy'all, and I will have quite an array, I know I will. :)


Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-19-2004 at 03:13:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got a buz out-of the poultry when a kid. Had one red hen couldn't kep in cgicken yard. Never did figure how she got out. The silly Red Hen followed my mother wherever mom went. Pecking away at times mmom had walked away, Red Hen would come a running when she noticed mom's absence. Then heaven forbib mom step on her. She'd make the Lord Awfullest commotion, and get right back under mom's feet again.
Never saw nothing like her before, have not seen anyting like her since. A likable Old Red Hen.
I think some animals are especially blessed.


KellyGa    Posted 02-19-2004 at 07:45:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
She loved her mama, even if she did step onher occasionally! ;)


Cindi    Posted 02-19-2004 at 02:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly darlin' I am just biding my time hanging around to see how you help them through the trauma of laying that first egg. I am so scared. Lol!


KellyGa    Posted 02-19-2004 at 07:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is it traumatic??? lol Just kidding, I will probably miss that. Hopefully they will be outside by then, right? ;)


Dang Kelly....    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought you wuz raising these birds for food use....not as pets! Sorry about the earlier post!

Clipper:who loves the chicken dance at all squaredances....


KellyGa    Posted 02-19-2004 at 07:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know you was just teasin! ;) I would expect no less, gives me a good laugh!


deadcarp    Posted 02-18-2004 at 19:46:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm glad to hear you're enjoying your chickens - critters are sure fun aren't they? this winter we noticed an injured fawn hobbling around alone towards the other end of our place. so eventually she got a hay bale, then corn and now a few apples too. see her nearly every day and she's getting a tiny bit tamer - person can't help but cheer for a critter sometimes. she's pretty thin but finally getting stronger. how she made it thru the 30 below stretches all alone in her condition without any friend but life shows a lotta heart and she's just so happy when it's sunny out - all that pentup energy from laying by herself and licking her shoulder all winter. i hope some other deer come around so she finds a friend to play with. well with my game leg i guess i kinda identify. suzn calls her baby. :)


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are a man after my own heart. I have loved hearing of allyour stories of rescue and keeping your wild neighbors fed. I would be the same way. Those chickens are funny as can be. I think their going to be a really fun addition to our array of animals. :)


What do....    Posted 02-18-2004 at 18:08:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
you think Colonel Sanders would have to say bout all this "chicken coddling"??? Where's the durn UN when ya need em!!!!

Clipper: the Fried Chicken Glutton.... :^)


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:09:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Clipper, these chickens are "different". These chickens are "special". They don't have a regular owner. I am the type of person that never half as*es anything. If anything I go overboard. BUT...I enjoy doing it, so it's okay to love the chickens. :)


Chicken Police    Posted 02-18-2004 at 18:05:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After reading your post we have decided to tear up the complaint that Coon Catcher Clay took out against you for mistreatment of feathered animals.However you should make sure that the bells that you are giving those chickens do not exceed the OSHA standard for chicken bells.The standard is 84 decibells.If you exceed this level the birds will suffer permanent hearing loss and you will be held libel for their disability.You will also have to pay a big fat fine to us.We don't settle for chicken feed.

Sincerely,Dan Somabitch
Captain,Chicken Police


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:12:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yessir! I will comply with all chicken related laws!

Clay, you make me laugh so! LMAOROFL!


hey chicken lady...    Posted 02-18-2004 at 17:27:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
you'se need to get the critters out a running around to build up them drumsticks...give'em toys and they'll get lazy and schrimpy...


TO....who has plenty of honey bbq sauce jus a waiting...lol


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:15:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
You ain't gonna be setting one lip on them there chickens, you heathen! Stop threatening those poor things with BBQ sauce! Theys my babies! ;)

They do love those toys, lol.


buckshot    Posted 02-18-2004 at 17:35:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
hope they don't get the flu i see today that mexico is not taking chichen for several states


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:14:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nah, these chickens are fine. :) I don't get too worked up about that kinda thing. I still eat beef, and I still eat chicken. Just can't help myself. But no eating the pet chickens, lol.


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