Adventures at the Chicken Asylum...Today's Small Drama

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by speckledhen, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Nasty raw day here today, not really all that cold, but rainy and windy. The chickens had just been let out of the coop into the pens by my DH. Well, last night, I told him I wanted a better, more secure way to latch the gate at the bottom so some of the awful stuff that has happened to others wont happen here. I look outside and I see Nelda running toward the house. I think maybe DH didnt see her slip past him when he was doing the morning routine. Then, I see three more birds and am puzzled because all gates and door are shut, at least it appears that way from my vantage point up on the deck. We go round up the troops, hoping everyone is accounted for, look under the coop, etc. We close them inside the dry coop till the rain passes then climb back up to the house and use the deck to look over the property for stragglers.
    We decide to walk all the way around the wrap porch, where on one side we have the playpen that Zane sometimes is in to look over the kingdom in the sunshine. Seems we have trapped a cute little barred predator in that playpen. One of the Barred Rock girls, Maddie, is looking up at us, chattering away like, "How do I get out of this thing?". It has taken her all of 30 seconds to make it to the house, up the steps, around the deck (probably looking for food) and into the playpen.
    Those Barred Rock girls keep me laughing all the time, with their curious natures and friendly dispositions. Needless to say, we will be getting something to latch that gate better near the bottom-they pushed it open only at the bottom, which flexed enough for about 10 of them to squeeze through.
    This is the little prisoner, Maddie. You can just see it in her eyes, the mischief:
  2. BFeathered

    BFeathered Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    [​IMG] Is that what they mean by "stink eye"? Sounds like something mine will try as they get older. Glad everyone is safe and the worst of your "predator" problem has feathers!
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Glad everyone is Ok. I can just see Nelda the little pig running up the hill, she is so cute.
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Maybe she was waiting there for you to put her friend Zane in with her.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    She is a total eating machine, that Nelda, LOL. Bet she was the first one out of the gate, too. It cracks me up every time I ask someone leaving here if I can look in their vehicle for Nelda (if the window or tailgate is open). She leaves no stone, or SUV, unturned in her search for goodies.
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Nelda sounds like a nice source of smilies [​IMG] a pig with feathers.... [​IMG]
  7. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    [​IMG] Nelda sounds like a real hoot to be around and the eye tells a story
  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    That Nelda is just too cute. Isn't it so much fun watching them run around free and all the mischief they can get into?
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Too cute!
    Nelda has a relative here. His name is Thor. Imagine all the fun (and trouble) they could have searching out every last treat.
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Cute! I'm sure Zane loved the company. What a little piggy that girl is.

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