A Happy Ending

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TiaView, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. TiaView

    TiaView Songster

    Jun 14, 2010
    For everyone but the fox.

    Came home today and realized that I was gone longer than I expected to be. I never put our young turkey and her adopted kids (6 guinea keets) away before I left. When I finally got home I saw that Star (the turkey) and Co. were nowhere to be seen. After looking around for about an hour and finding feathers that looked like Stars', I gave up and retreated to the house feeling pretty upset with myself. About 20 minutes later, I heard the familiar whistle of Star and whatever weird noises those keets make...she was walking out of the nearby woods with keets in tow...and a little BLRW Roo that thinks he's hers, too. [​IMG]
    I guess the feathers I found were from the neighbor's chicken because all of my guys were counted and present. So...I locked everyone up and called the neighbor just to let him know that there were feathers on my property that looked like they might belong to one of his chickens. He said he'd been losing a few a week, but thinks he'd solved the problem. In fact, shot it on the way out of his barn (hen in mouth). Bad timing for the fox. Great timing for my neighbor.

  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    YIKES!! Scary story. Glad to hear your flock is all fine. Close call though. Whew!
  3. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chirping

    Jun 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I love that she came back with a guest! Glad everything worked out [​IMG]
  4. hennylove

    hennylove In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern WA Rural
    It sure is great to hear them when you think you might not ever hear them again. We had our Roo and one henny return after flying the coop in the middle of the night. We were afraid they were all done for and it was sure good to here that early morning crow. But then he spent about 15 minutes crying out for his other favorite white henny... she was a victim of the varmit that chased them from the coop. Thanks for sharing the happy ending![​IMG]

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