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Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

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Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

When I can out the door for the afternoon feed, the weak chickens that linger in different circles are always first to detect me, and the waddle towards me. Over the past couple of days I’ve tried to death feed them their own portion before the rooster and his harem notice.

Today it backfired a bit. I put the first dish down and walked towards the main feeding area. I dumped the rest of the dinner rations there, but by then, all the hens and the rooster were eating the small portion I left by the door, once again bullying the weak 3 away.

Nobody noticed the plentiful buffet of pellets and feed sitting ignored on the main dining area. I did t want to go back there and starting calling out; dinner time. It’s over here hens! Come and get it before the other animals do.

They will eventually discover it. It’s too bad the rooster won’t give up his war with me. I now carry a metal platter as a shield. He has lunged toward it twice today with no contact. It’s getting tiresome to have an enemy with a Rooster brain. I’m not sure whether this will ever end. Despite that I’m obviously the one providing the food and have yet to approach any chicken in an ungentlemanly like way, he still feels the need to watch me wherever I am, and if at any time we lose eye to eye contact, I know he will be right at my ankles. Or at least the metal platter between my ankles and him.

Two attack attempts today. No points awarded

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