Roost to dawn in the big girls house

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Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« on: April 11, 2012, 18:17 »
This will be like watching paint dry to non chicken people. :tongue2: ;)

It's last night roost to dawn in the house we call the big girls house. :happy: I'm really surprised how tolerant they are to each other, i thought there would be more scrapping and pecking going on but it seems very quite and friendly. :) It shows that the old cockerel and the very old Cornish Game hen like to go to bed early, about 6.30. :) The younger hens come in to roost later. They free range the cattle yards all day :happy:

It is filmed with an infra- red wildlife camera so  the house would have been in complete darkness for most of the time and I've added a bit of Bette Midler.  I particularly like the line ' I took all the glory whilst you took all the strain'  :D

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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 18:21 »
It looks as though they need to get there early to book a good spot for the night.  :lol: Nice video Spana. :D
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 21:06 »
Must be lovely to be able to see your girls in there,can you watch it live?
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 21:12 »
great little film Spana, thanks for posting  :D
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 22:22 »
Wonderful, mine always roost in the same spot.

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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 07:38 »
Really lovely film  :D  Thank you  :)

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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 08:40 »
this is cool! musical perches...love the game hen the most....totally cute.
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:14 »
love it!
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 06:53 »
that was lovely thanks for posting!!  :)

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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 17:54 »
I had no idea that they were that active in there in all that darkness.  Thanks for sharing.  And here I thought that our hens just roosted and never moved.  Wow!
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 10:27 »
I had no idea that they were that active in there in all that darkness.  Thanks for sharing.  And here I thought that our hens just roosted and never moved.  Wow!

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The camera is activated by movement so I  didn't get much film of them just being still ::) Also as the night went on, for some reason it only filmed 3second clips instead of 10 seconds and thats why the end is a bit rushed. ::)
I've got another better camera that records in HD and sound so i'll do another and see how they compare.

Its funny how interesting it is for us chicken people to see them at night, not something we would normally do, but as i said, like watching paint dry for most people :D

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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 11:39 »
Big thumbs up, rarely seen footage, look forward to the next HD version! Please mention the video in the subject title so I don't miss it!
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Re: Roost to dawn in the big girls house
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 18:15 »
Its funny how interesting it is for us chicken people to see them at night, not something we would normally do, but as i said, like watching paint dry for most people :D

I've watched the video a couple of times as I enjoyed it so much.  How sad am I  ::)  :lol:



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