How foolish can a chook be?

Oedipus the accessory rooster is no smarter than his daddy. Spring is on the way so I was out riding the mower. The flock was out foraging on the grass with Oedipus on the edge as usual. As I approached they scattered except for himself who ran ahead of the mower. I was doing a loop around the house so I just continued the next circuit one cut further out. He managed to run ahead of the mower in a panic for the ENTIRE loop before it dawned on him that if he turned outwards rather than inwards he would avoid the dreaded churning orange beastie.
David
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David Hare-Scott said:

He was proving his fitness by leading the monster a merry chase?
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Pat in Plymouth MI

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Maybe related to all the loud clucking from a hen (and usually, joined by the rooster) after she lays an egg. What's that about? "Hey! Predator! There's chickens here, along with a nice, fresh egg!".
Chickens are funny critters, but we sure enjoy ours.
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On Monday, August 27, 2012 11:44:45 PM UTC-7, David Hare-Scott wrote:

As a young child I was in a large herd of turkeys who began to surround and come after me. One at a time these foul are easily scared, but surrounded by hundreds of them I was the one who was scared. They also will crowd together when scared or alarmed and suffocate each other. Birds! Janet
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Did you ever see the terrified lady newscaster in a turkey barn? She 'bout had apoplexy when they surrounded her. The cameramen had to rescue her. I would bet it is on youtube somewhere.
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LOL. I can just picture it!
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'David Hare-Scott[_2_ Wrote: > ;967674']Oedipus the accessory rooster is no smarter than his daddy. > Spring is on

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