Saturday, February 18, 2012

In matters of tuna, chicken trumps cat

When it comes to tuna treats on the front porch...:
apparently, chickens are the more dominant species:
Not only did Skippy-the-hen devour Clyde-the-cat's portion, she was hungry enough to go for George's plate, too:
And George seemed more than willing to relinquish it to her:
I had no idea chickens liked tuna:
Don't worry, though...once Skippy had her fill, she finally allowed Clyde in to lap up the tuna crumbs:
Though she did insist on coming back to inspect his work:

36 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Who knew that chickens ate fish? How funny.

LindaG said...

Wow. That really is something.
I never would have thought, either.
Hope the kitties found something else to eat. :)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

AHhh.....signs of the well fed cat! :)

The look on the cat's face in the third pic is GREAT!

Have a lovely Sunday!

The Goat Borrower

CeeCee said...

I have long said that chickens are really just little dinosaurs. My cat will back down from the chickens every single time--no matter what.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Another cute series of photos. I have given tuna to my chickens at times, as well as chicken and pork. They are such little carnivores!

Jenny said...

I love reading about your animals. We too have a lot of animals. They make life fun, each with it's own distinct personality.

Anne Boleyn said...

I have to say that Clyde looks a bit like the Pekingese that won the Westminster Kennel Club show!

Eve said...

This post reminded me a cat I had named Tuna Fish!

Chai Chai said...

Another chicken that has struck out on her own?

The cats are going to get tired of the chickens version of "Occupy Porch".

Marigold said...

Poor Clyde! I think that Skippy is an Alpine chicken!

Dog Trot Farm said...

That is some chicken, I've never heard of chickens eating tuna. Makes you wonder what exactly is in a can of tuna. Good Sunday to you Danni, by the way how is Miss Roxy the birthday Pup?

linda m said...

I never knew chickens like tuna. Learn something new every day.

Janice said...

Hmm maybe her liking for fish comes from the olden days...cause lots of Birds eat fish....or maybe you just have a strange Chicken LOL :)

Linda in New Mexico said...

Who woulda thunked it. Tuna? Ms. Skippy is quite the gourmet diner. And ya gotta give it to both the kitties for being such polite sharers of the bounty. Oma Linda

Farmer Jen said...

Some chickens consider canned cat food a treat as well. They eat bugs and worms for meat protein, why not fish, too? So funny that Skippy is so bold as to take over the cats' dishes though.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Chickens will eat anything, including other chickens! Bleurgh! My cat Jinx wouldn't stand for sharing her dinner, she'd give them chooks a clip around the ear! She takes great delight in scaring my girls, she hides in the long grass and leaps out at then as they walk past! So naughty! lol

Dreaming said...

A friend of mine has large parrots. They feed them chicken legs, commenting to them, "Don't you have any idea what you are eating?!"
So... I guess birds can be omnivores.... and heck, chickens eat bugs and stuff, so why not?!
I love that the cats back off.

JaneK said...

is this the same little Skippy who was afraid of the cabbage or whatever it was that she wouldn't peck at in your chicken video. You go girl. Another inspiration from a farm animal :)

and poor little Clyde!! But I see that he is letting you get closer to him for pictures now!

thanks for the smiles :)

Zitrone said...

Ok, here is another chicken that doesn't know she is a chicken. She is not only color blind, but species blind. I love it. It should be a universal human quality as well.

George acting so nonchalant and Clyde giving up his morsels makes me think that Skippy said something so disarming to them that they gave up their treats willingly. Just look at George stretching and then washing his left paw with his tail wrapped around his other feet!

Incredible photos and SO Critter Farmish.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hmmmmm...just don't mention that it was chicken of the sea!

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

We had a handful of backyard chickens, a few years ago. They can be so entertaining, and not a little fierce! Ours peacefully shared our yard with 3 dogs. The dogs learned pretty quickly who was boss! I really enjoy the pics of your menagerie!

Nancy K. said...

Such a delightful post!
Thanks for starting my day with a smile...

Li'l Ned said...

And here I've been worrying about letting my cats in with the chickens. Mini dinos, you rule.

LovePetunia said...

I just love your blog! It always brings a smile to my face. Thanks so much for sharing Critter Farm with us all!

jillian said...

too funny! For being so flighty, chickens can be rather bold! Most of ours are bigger than Gumbi, and they let her know if she is in their way! :)

jillian said...

too funny! For being so flighty, chickens can be rather bold! Most of ours are bigger than Gumbi, and they let her know if she is in their way! :)

pilgrimscottage said...

That's funny. My chickens love sardines. They will stampede over each other to get to it first.

Linda Benson said...

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Carolynn said...

Well, this is a surprise.

I'm a little speechless, because I just get all gooey when I see Clyde and George. I can't help myself, I absolutely adore them.

Danielle said...

Chickens love shrimp tails as well! They love protein. They are omnivores.

Ms. Tonya said...

Good Kind Friends always share!!!!! I have a 120 pound Mastiff, 10 pound Shihtzu, 8 pound Kitty and 4 hens who get a long GREAT! We're BLESSED to have such a UNIQUE family! About to introduce Mr. ROO~ My son is in FFA and he showed for the first time 1 of our hens and then purchased a Roo to keep our girls busy! Great Pictures that you shared!

Shirley said...

Your cat's so cute! I am not surprised with the pictures. Cats are rather the non-dominant kind of animals.

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Razzberry Corner said...

My chickens love fish. I think it's good protien for them ,too, although I don't feed them much of it.

~Lynn

Knatolee said...

I give our chickens the skin when we have salmon. They go NUTS for it! These are the cutest photos.

Amy @ Heritage Homemaker said...

That is hilarious!!! I've been lax on reading my favorite blogs...so glad to be back catching up on your happenings at Critter Farm, Dani!

Carlyn said...

lol. I find this post very cute.

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