Do NOT allow your chicken to watch 'Escape to the Country'Enjoying a night in with Wyandotte Bantam hen Rosie, we were watching an English program, allegedly rated PG - 'Escape to the Country'. It featured a couple who were looking at buying a country property to escape their hectic city life and noted that as owners of two cats, they needed to make sure that their new home was not located near a busy road.
All going along well until the camera panned over to the two cats and showed them generally frisking about and acting in a cat-like way. Rosa sprung to attention and began to call at the top of her voice to alert...well, I guess me to the danger in the room. Try as I might I could not soothe her. I turned off the program and she stared at the blank screen, seeing the movement of our reflections and continued to fret and yell loudly. It got so bad that I had to 'evacuate' her back to the sleeping hutch with the other hens.
I would strongly suggest that the producers of that program preface each episode with the warning that, "This program may contain feline images and may not be suitable for chickens".
If I were in America we'd be lawyering up for a class action right now.
|Rosa - blue is so her colour. April 22 2013.|