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(WWSB ABC 7)   Florida man ruins the state's image by helping rescue baby chicks from storm drain while frantic mother hen watches (with video)   ( mysuncoast.com) divider line
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2013-03-01 09:54:57 AM  

No Time To Explain: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "JUST PICK IT UP! IT'S A CHICKEN!"

/spoken by someone who apparently has never attempted to pick up an annoyed chicken
//it ain't as easy as you'd think
///lots of pointy parts, too

Hens are easy (yeah there's pecking, get over it), roosters are hard mode

/beaks, spurs and claws
//angry or terrified, they will fark your shiat up
///grew up on a farm

In general, yeah. Roosters can really be assholes. It's really best to avoid the big, mean ones. Little mean ones can be amusing. My family used to have this little feather-footed bantam dude who would attack you. If you turned your back on him to leave the pen, you'd feel this fluff-fluff-fluff against your ankle. If you looked back at him, he'd back off, but "chasing away" the big mean humans was his thing. I miss that bird.

But anyway, the hen in this story was in full "defend and save the chicks!" mode. I'd have been cautious, too. Because hens still have lots of pointy parts.
2013-03-01 10:53:47 AM  

EvilVanMan: No it isn't, most birds have a terrible sense of smell.

Hiro Nakamura: That's just something your parents told you to keep you from handling the chicks.

Uh, Bonjour.

Maybe the reason I stated is wrong, but I've seen it happen. Wildlife-rescue.org says you can scare the parents off permanently, so maybe that's it.

I've also read on the internet that if you fark with the nest that will cause birds to abandon the nest if they're not bonded to it(supposedly a process from the reproduction cycle), and that's horseshiat as well from my experience. Some get so resolute on putting a nest right there that you can remove it before it is even finished(to include just barely started( and wash the area with bleach, they'll still try to build it there.  Barn Swallows are tenacious little bastards.
2013-03-01 03:58:26 PM  
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