Operation Chicken Rescue tonight. I was working outside after having done chores. It was dark but i hadn't closed up the chicken hoop houses. I heard the chick screaming and looked over to see mama on top of the hoop house. The screaming stopped before I made it into the pen and I couldn't find the chick. I got a head lamp and still couldn't find him. Finally I stopped to listen and could hear him quietly fussing - under mama 6 feet up on top of the hoop house. I had to bring out a ladder to reach them and put them on a much lower roost inside the hoop house. I guess there's nothing quite like the determination of a 3 1/2 week old chick to be with his mother!
She has been a good mother but is definitely getting restless. I think this weekend I'll let them in with the other chickens and he'll be able to get up on the roost with her. I have one quite bossy hen so had been putting this off.
Now THAT is a great story! Poor little determined chick.