Chicken Jaws of Life

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by wbruder17, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    One of my little EE hens found her way through a hole in the chain link fence that sits right next to the neighbors wood fence, so there are 2 layers of fence that shhe got between.

    The pheasants were making distress signals for a little while before I went out to investiigate. I didn't see anything amiss until I heard flapping noises coming from the tunnel in between the runs.

    I looked and saw my little EE girl stuck. I almost had a heart attack, as the DH was at work. He is usually the "chicken rescuer" whenever they get into trouble. I ran to the shed and got the bolt cutters. I cut a section of the chain link fence and manuevered her out. My arms were scraping on the cut wire and I was bleeding pretty profusely. Got blood all over the chicken, but I got her out unscathed.

    I've heard about things like this happening with chickens that are not well socialized. Thank goodness I bother the heck out of my chickens constantly, because after she flailed around to get my attention, she sat queitly and waited for me to get the bolt cutters, and chilled while I cut the wire and pulled her out. She didn't struggle once, as if she knew I was there to help her.

    She wasn't very friendly as a chick, but now as an adult, she squats for me constantly and actually enjoys getting her "petsies". I think, after this, she actually really knows I am her mama and protector.

    My arms hurt now, and are all bandaged up, but the chicken is fine, so I am happy.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  2. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Great job!!![​IMG]

    I think our chickens really do know we are there to protect them! My little ones always come running and jump straight into my arms, or shoulders, or lap when my "big meanies" run at them and scare them. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    So glad you were there to save her. Good job!
  4. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Altoona, Wisconsin
    Aww...that's nice of you! Hope you get better!!! [​IMG]
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    So glad you were able to save your girl! It's amazing how they know when we're helping. With all that bleeding, at least your wounds are clean!
  6. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    aw you did a great job getting her out. your story is going to make me move faster to get some safer fencing for my girls. hope your arms get better soon. [​IMG]
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Good job!
  8. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Awe, you are a good chicken mama.

    And I know what you mean about them knowing we are their protectors. I have a JG that wanted nothing to do with me. About a month ago, she was not right and I had to take her to the vet. She's fine now. Just had a bad case of sour crop and gas from eating straw. But now she comes right up to me and squats for me. Lets me feel her tummy. She knows I have her best interests in mind.
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Well done. [​IMG] Are you up to date on your tetanus shot? [​IMG]
  10. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Eek! I thought about that. I can't remember my last tetanus. I'm going to peroxide the cuts now!

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