Begging at the back door

begging

When we got Mamie, our California White hen, several months ago, she was extremely skittish, and watched from a distance as the other chickens came running when I called them for treats. After a few months of settling in to the flock, and discovering that a human in the back yard generally means good things for chickens, Mamie is now often in the lead running towards me when I go out the back door.

Recently, several of the hens have taken to following me to the house, and hanging out on the back steps after I go back inside. When no further treats are forthcoming, they eventually give up and go on about their chicken business.

giving up