A grumpy horse has a pesky hen moving in on his/her bucket of feed. I had to laugh at this inter-species interaction.
The horse warns the chicken to back off using equine lingo. The horse lays his ears back and snakes his head out towards the encroaching hen. The chicken takes no notice of the horse-speak warnings. The horse ups the ante with a threat the chicken can understand. The chicken dodges and the horse feed goes flying.
Video length: 1 minute 11 seconds
Uploaded by PIPPA2SHOES on Sep 16, 2010
Country: United Kingdom
The video shows the hen being escorted out of the horse paddock by the 3rd species (human) of the story.
Horses and free-range chickens are frequently run together with neither bothering the other. A chicken and horse can even become bonded companions.
Chickens will pick up dropped feed off the ground and help to scatter the horse manure piles to dry them out and make fewer flies.
Keeping Hens and Horses
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