Chicken found alone on road; what do we do???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 77horses, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    We were just driving back from the store when we saw a Rhode Island Red hen walking around on the side of the road, pecking at the ground and acting normal. It's pretty common to see a flock of chickens or ducks, etc. walking around in someone's yard, but this hen was alone and there weren't many houses that looked like they had chickens nearby. It seemed strange for her to be alone, with no other chicken in sight and not many houses around. I asked my mom if we could walk back up the road and get her(she was not very far from my house) but she said no because the hen may belong to someone. She looked like she was in good condition; nice, beautiful feathers, etc.
    I keep thinking that she may be lost and I worry that she may get hit by a car or eaten by another animal.
    We aren't sure if she's still up there, but what should we do??? Should we just leave her alone or should we go pick her up?

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Your mom is probably right. I'd leave her where she might get arrested for chicken rustling if you bring her home!! [​IMG]
  3. I would go pick her up... If you see anyone around you could ask if it is their hen, or you could go door to door and ask if it belongs to them.
    At least you'd get her out of the road.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    ahh! two different opinions! lol [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    run her down and have dinner? [​IMG] just kiddin.

    but there makes 3 opinions.
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Free fried chicken dinner.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would go get her, but your mom said no and she is the boss.
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:Notice my signature! [​IMG] [​IMG] And if she did happen to belong to someone, it would be ignorant to just eat their chicken. [​IMG]
  9. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    homemade kfc
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would have to go get her; its not like other animals . . .she is pretty defenseless. You can always start calling the neighbors to see if anyone lost a hen. At least she will be taken care of until her owner shows up!!

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