Oh, I had a terrible senior moment last night..
I looked out the window to go let the chickens out, and I saw a chicken running around. I forgot to lock the chicken door!
It is the turkeys fault. They were such bellybuttons about going into their pen. I had to chase a couple of them around the outside of the pen a couple times before they went in. I had a egg carton with a couple creamette eggs in it, that I was carrying with me, so I was worried about them.
I went into the layer coop and picked up one of the partridge Chanticler hens, they are now part of the main flock. They were sitting by themselves. I wanted to check their crops and see if they have been eating. The one I picked up, while holding the egg carton in my other hand had a crop about 1/4 full. So I set her by the feeder and she started eating. I went to get one and she ran from me. While escaping me one of my BA's let her have it a couple times. She then ran to the other PC and started eating too. I chased the BA away from her.
I did all this with one hand because of the Creamette eggs. Integrating into an established flock is so hard for a new bird. During this I obviously forgot to lock the chicken door. What an idiot! I hope they are all okay. no sense crying about it now, nothing I can do.
As soon as I can finish the appropriate number of cups of coffee, I am going to go check on them....... Which means I need posts to read, now...