Amazing survival story! My 13 week old hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cicene mete, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    Last Wednesday, my Gamefowl hen Draga flew out of the electrified poultry netting (again) where she free ranges during the day. I heard a bunch of commotion and all the birds doing the alarm call, and she was nowhere to be found. We searched high and low and saw no trace of her. I assumed a fox or coyote got her, as we have them both in abundance. We searched that night to see if she was in a tree. We got up the next morning before dawn and searched again, hoping the rooster's call would bring her back. Nothing. None of my neighbors saw anything either, so we gave up.

    Five nights later, and I stuck my head out the front door and who do I see strutting up the driveway? You guessed it. I have no idea where she's been or how she survived. [​IMG] I wish she could talk; I bet she'd have some stories to tell. We are surrounded by predators, just about every kind you can have, but somehow she pulled it off!

    Once we caught her (she did the usual chicken thing: walking towards us for not wanting to be caught), I thought my DW would never let her go. Now, she's safe and sound back in the barn, eating like a horse. [​IMG]

    Oh, and we clipped her wings!
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Congratulations. She must have gone visiting.
  3. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    Wow, I would have taken her for a goner too. Maybe she got herself trapped in some little place and it took a few days to 'skinny' herself out. Silly chicken. Then I suppose she could have a boyfriend. [​IMG]
  4. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    Quote:A boyfriend?! That's it, she's grounded!
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Just posted that my roo, Miracle, has gone missing... hope my story turns out a well as yours.
    I'm SOOO glad that you have your girl back ! ! ! [​IMG]
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Congrats on her safe return.
  7. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Songster

    May 30, 2010
    Fair Oaks, CA
    what a great story, thank you for sharing. Nice to read a happy ending this morning!
  8. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    Thanks everybody. I still can't believe it. DW keeps going out to check and make sure she's still there. I really do wonder where in the world she could have gone (and how far away) all this time. Our friend suggested we ask Draga if she's trying to get a book deal: "The Draga Saga: Adventures of a Small Chicken."
  9. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Naughty girl!

    Give her a treat from me.

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