Dominique has her own funny ways. Lately, her focus is on water. Since exbf can no longer fill her two gallon waterer, she suffers from droughts occasionally. I am not so sure that I can manage to fill her water container without falling down in one of the holes she digs.
Let me explain the setup. The waterer is next to her chain link enclosure. Outside the chain link, about ten feet away is the outdoor faucet. I keep the hose stuck into the fence so I don't have to drag it back and forth.
Most days, I just stand outside the fence and spray out the moat around the waterer and fill the moat with water.
If Dominique has no water, she might take one bite of food. Then, she complains to me, following me along her pen and to the water container. She does not even mind if I get spray on her as I replenish her water.
Saturday, I decided to take a water bottle full of tap water and fill the moat. I did that first before I fed her. She did her complaining as I walked along the fence. She kept it up even after I went indoors.
She had water, so it was not a dry moat that bothered her. First of all, I gave her water before feeding her. Then, I did not use the faucet and hose. Silly girl.
When she follows me and complains, she quits complaining as soon as she sees me lift the faucet handle. She is so smart. She makes me laugh.
I know. I know. I need to figure out how to fill the water container so she never runs out of water. My egg production would go back up, I am quite sure.
Do you have farm animals or pets who expect things to be done as you always do them or get confused or upset?