Chicken in a hole

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by scubagirl, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    I picked up 5 Ameraucana today

    I'll post pics soon. After I got my chickens home one ran off in the grass I went to grab him and he ran straight into this giant hole under my cedar tree.

    Desperately, I called him peeping and listening every few hours, after about 4 hours I tried running some water through another hole helping to scare him out. I had a flashlight aimed in the hole for hours hoping he could see the light and run back. I was giving up all hope after about 6 or so hours.

    Then I grabbed my husbands fishtape and decided to shove that in the hole. After I got it in there about 10 feet jiggiling it around.

    Out pops a chicken He followed the wire out and boy he was happy to see me poor thing.

    What a relief.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
    I am so happy that your story had a happy ending! [​IMG]
    Time to fill those holes up girl![​IMG]
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Oh I am so glad he is alright!!! I actually felt my heart rate increase while reading, afraid of a less happy ending!!
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Oy vay!! -- Better name that one "Trouble", and have one of those key-finder thingys implanted. When you whistle, he'll "whistle" back and you can figure out where he's at. (Yes, I'm betting roo. ) [​IMG]
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Sounds like a delinquent already. My turken, Pot Pie, is a delinquent - runs faster than the rest and takes food right out of the mouths. Watch that little guy!
  6. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    Marysville, WA

    Heres my Lucky roo


    He is a cutie

    and this is him and the girls
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    What a story! I'm so glad you didn't give up on him! That was smart thinking.

    My Bebe was the naughty girl at our house when she was younger. Whenever my husband would tell me some outlandish story about something one of the chicks had done last year, I'd always say, "It was Bebe, wasn't it?" I think she's finally mellowed.

    Years ago, my troublemaker was Rita. She liked to go over fences! I think there's one in every flock. [​IMG]

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