killer chickens

Canada
January 16, 2013 1:03pm CST
when i was little i had a neighbor friend who had chickens that used to run around loose on her property. every time i went up the driveway they would chase me and i was afraid of them. my husband makes fun of me that i am making this story up and calls every chicken we see killer chickens now. well i went out for lunch with an old friend and took my husband with me. we were reminiscing about things and he started talking about those same killer chickens and how he was also chased by them. it was so funny and i finally proved to my husband that it's not me being a nany and afraid of just normal chickens.
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@Raine38 (8907)
• United States
16 Jan 13
Those dang things can really scare the crap out of a little kid! I know because I am speaking out of experience. Me and some playmates then were playing hide and seek. The 3 of us ended up hiding behind a neighbor's chicken coop (we were vacationing in the province during summer). Anyway, we didn't know that a certain hen just laid eggs and I guess she was just protecting her nest. She started flapping her wings and pecking on my friend and even though we have ran so far away from the coop, she's still after us. I guess she didn't stop until our neighbor came out and shooed her away.
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• United States
16 Jan 13
I've only ever known one chicken of whom I was actually afraid. He was a nasty little rooster that my parents had when I was a child. He would--completely unprovoked--chase me and attack me. Nasty, nasty little beast... Otherwise, I've never known a chicken who attacked without reason (i.e., protecting their young). As a child, I would go outside and play with the chickens. Those poor birds were rather tolerant considering that I would pick them up and carry them around.
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• Canada
17 Jan 13
This reminds me of an episode of my favourite show The Big Bang Theory, about how Sheldon was chased by a chicken, and thankful that chickens can't climb trees, because that's how he got away from "Mrs. Rilley's Chicken." Have you ever seen that episode? I love that show, and never miss it.
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• Canada
17 Jan 13
Lol, no I never saw that episode. I do like the show though and often watch it.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
17 Jan 13
It might be that those poor chicken felt your fear and so they went for you. Or, the "killer" chicken did not meant any harm, but you were too little to understand that. My husband was afraid of dogs all his life because he had been bitten by a dog when he was little.
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@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
17 Jan 13
we used to have a rooster here , when I was a kid. He hated me. hed chase me every where. Funny thing he never chased anyone else. So I understand you. Take care..
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• Greece
17 Jan 13
It's only the males that are nasty, the chickens can become very tame and also, I have heard, enjoy affection! I have not put it to the test as I have never had chickens although my children have and I am thinking of getting some myself now. I'm a little nervous of geese and I could never understand why, because I do not remember encountering any. Then one day I was looking through an old photo album and saw a photo of myself as a toddler in a farm with geese! So I guess I met some killer geese long ago and the memory has stayed with me as yours has with you.
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• India
17 Jan 13
lol i have never heard about killer chickens. Thanks for sharing. But here in my city you can find bulls on street who can chase men and kill them, they are known as killer bulls
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@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
17 Jan 13
When I was growing up, we raised chickens. My sisters and I would pick up the baby chicks to play with. The mother hens hated us picking them and would chase us and peck our knees. Mother hens can be very protective with chicks around.
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
So then it was not a killer chicken but a chicken that brought happiness to you and family. For without the killer chicken you will have no topic to discussed as good as what you have just shared and see your husband is very happy and always making a story out of it, the only difference is your always part of the story he shared.