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Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Let Me Peck That!

From the perspective of a chicken: 

Did you just scatter scratch on the ground?

Let me peck that!

Did you happen to see that bit of poo stuck on the back of your feathers?

Let me peck that!

Did you see that gorgeous head of lettuce growing in the garden?

Let me peck that!

Do you have new feathers coming in?

Let me peck that!

Did you just paint your toenails and you came in the run wearing flip flops?

Let me peck that!

Did you happen to see that bug on the tree trunk?

Let me peck that!

Did you see that hopping green thing? What is it?

Let me peck that!

Did I lay that?

Let me peck that!

Did you just fill up the feeder?

Let me peck that!

Did you see that slug and slime trail across the walkway?

Let me peck that!

Did you see that weird cord running into the coop plugged into the house?

Let me peck that!

Did you happen to make this compost pile just for me?

Let me peck that!

Ooooooo! Bales of hay!

Let me peck that!

What is this white stuff falling from the sky piling up in the run?

Let me peck that!

Is that a new piece of jewelry you are wearing? It is so sparkly and shiny!

Let me peck that!

Chickens always peck first and ask questions later. It is part of their curiosity and the way they inquire about new things and changes in their surrounding. Pecking is one of their natural behaviors.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • SOOOOOOO true! OMG, this is hilarious.

    I guess if we didn't have hands and opposable thumbs and had to stand on our two feet, we'd peck at more things too just to see if they were food.

  • So very true . Cute post ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  • Do not wear new jeans with sparkly buttons on your bottom in the coop either….. and whatever you do, do not squat while wearing said jeans.

  • Oh yes, this is right on point! They do love to peck. I learned not to wear bright colored nail polish around the chickens a while back haha :)