CHICKEN UPDATE

Silly Sairey (middle) hangs out with the backyard menagerie

Silly Sairey (middle) hangs out with our backyard barnyard menagerie

I am happy to report Sairey’s foot is doing better. The comfrey, charcoal poultice really helped draw out the staph infection – not to mention foot soaks in epsom salt and tea tree oil applications.

With her crazy habit of “running around like a chicken with her head cut off” we’ll just have to be aware that her feet will be more susceptible to due to her erratic behavior.

Silly chicken.

Do you have a slightly odd or “off kilter” chicken. Care to share her or his eccentric behavior?

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  1. Ginny says:

    Well, we have two roosters (I think). One of them is really big and rooster-like, but the other one is much smaller, althought still rooster-like. The small one is so affectionate. Sometimes, he needs his lovin’s before he even eats! It is so funny. I never expected that of a chicken. ๐Ÿ˜€

    In Christ,

    Ginny
    http://randvfarmstead.blogspot.com

  2. Marci says:

    One of our roosters, Fireball made a noise whenever anything flew over head or was thrown over his head. He had started it while we still lived in Florida. It sounded like he was saying WOWwwww! Once one of the neighborโ€™s banty hens flew long way, he just kept saying wowww wowww wowww!!! We were cracking up. We told people that he did this and they did not believe us. We would throw something over his head and sure enough, he would say WOWwww!!. They thought we had the smartest most well trained chickens. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Sarah says:

    Each of my 10 girls have a very unique personality. From the boss chicken, to the most meek, if you take the time to allow them to show their true sides to you, it’s truly amazing.

    I even have a cross beak, Miss Fit, no one else would take. After a few MINOR adjustments to the living arrangements, she’s one of the best hens I have, and she even lays.

  4. sarah says:

    We gave a home to a young chicken a few years back who lived rather wildly on a dairy farm owned by an elderly Hindi couple. She hated us for such a long time. She was calm around our other old chook but would run squ-aww-cking!!@#$ to the other end of our garden to get away from us people. Slowly she has gotten used to people, and the other hens we have recently introduced, but we cannot get close to her still! She is very regal looking until you get into her, very large, personal space and then she ends us falling over own feet, down stairs, skidding round corners…all to get away from us. Lucky we love her and are vegetarian ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amy says:

    We have a very unintelligent rooster. The roof of the coop is metal. He continually flies to the top of it, loses his footing, slides down the back, and gets wedged between the barn and the coop, oftentimes upside down. The first time he did this, I thought something had eaten him, as I couldn’t locate him for two days. I happened to be bending down to check for eggs in the coop, and saw a bunch of feathers. I immediately thought the worst, until he turned his head and looked at me. He had been two days without food and water, something I thought would have taught him a lesson, but it didn’t.

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