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  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yes [​IMG] That was my little Joy… A runt chick that took weeks to hatch and then didn't want to grow. But she was a joy for the 5 months she hang in there and and she spent a lot of that time riding in pockets like that!
     
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  2. heatherfeather7

    heatherfeather7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first Fall that I had my chickens, I had started letting them free range during the day. I had a friend over doing some work with her husband on a clubhouse project in my backyard. She left that afternoon about 1 and went about her day. As she was driving back to her house (45 or so miles away, driving 70 MPH) she noticed a sound coming from her car. She thought that something was broken in her engine and she couldn't pinpoint the noise. She went to the pharmacy drive-through, then to WalMart to do her weekly shopping, then she drove over to the school to wait in the car rider line to pick up her daughter. Her car was fine when she was parked. She left the school and headed home and the noise was so loud that she planned to take her car to the shop the next morning.

    Meanwhile, I went outside at my house to put my hens up for the night and did my headcount and was missing one. I looked everywhere for her. She is our favorite hen and my daughter was heartbroken that we could not find her. I assumed a hawk had taken her as there was no evidence of an attack.

    The next morning, bright and early, I received a text from my friend with a picture of my hen. Apparently, Henny had climbed up inside the wheel hub of her jeep, and took a joy ride all over town, 45 miles away! I still do not know how she did not fall out in all of the errands that were done that day, but we are so glad she survived. My friend's husband went out that morning to check on the car, and out jumped Henny!

    To further insult me, when I went to pick her up, she ran away with their dog into the woods and would not come to me. It took two weeks, her living with their dog in the woods, before we were able to catch her and bring her home!

    My friend won't park her jeep in my yard when she visits now!
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    “HELP, monster, HELP, monster” was all I could hear as I raced out the front door half asleep and half dressed.

    A flaw of mine is that while I make a good Chicken Servant, I apparently do not make a good Chicken Body Guard because I failed to see anything even remotely monster-like on my 15min surveillance of the property and perimeters.

    So, as it was not quite the scheduled Princess Breakfast Time, back to bed I went.

    “HELP, monster, HELP, monster” .. luckily, this time while back to half asleep, I am fully dressed as I once again race out the front door.

    My bad … with all the noise they were making, I was looking for anything over at least 60cms tall or 60cm long, may be aerial, may be scaled, may be furry etc.

    I mistook the “HELP, monster” alarm for the “Princesses do not receive non breakfast bearing visitors before 9am” alarm … Bazza the Cane Toad had dropped by for a visit.

    With hubby's help, because the whole household was now up, Bazza was escorted off the premises and was last seen making his escape across the fish pond; most likely regretting his decision to visit uninvited and wondering if they make industrial strength ear plugs in cane toad sizes [​IMG]
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Teila, great story! I've read about your cats but this is the first one of your bird stories I've read...thanks for sharing!
     
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Thank you N F C

    That is one of the stories I have on my thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

    I could not see on the rules where the story was not allowed to have been posted before. But, if that is the case, I am more than happy to mark it as 'not an entry'. I have already pre-ordered a calendar myself so I was entering for fun and if, by chance, I did win a calendar, I was going to gift it on.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    You better NOT mark it not an entry! It's a good story and belongs here. Glad you entered it in the contest...these are all about fun for the members (and I got a chance to read it, lol).
     
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  7. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    It was Mother's Day weekend, and I had six chicks at home. Only a few weeks into chicken keeping, and I was ready for more! DH and I rode the motorcycle to the chicken swap. I was just looking.
    I saw a small cage on the ground crammed with chickens. They couldn't even move. I was horrified! I moved on, whispering to my husband that I knew I was just looking, but... Someone had to save the poor things! Maybe just two to make a little room for the others. "How will we get them home?" "We can call a friend." He grimaced at me, and I gave up.
    As we were going back down the isle, we came to the cage. Still jammed full. Hot day, no water or food. Poor things! I looked at my husband... And then we picked two. We called a few friends, but none had the time. So we strapped the box of young chickens onto the back of the Harley, and went to another biker friend's house. They didn't believe I really had chickens in the box. Why I don't know. Doesn't everyone have chickens on their motorcycle?
     
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  8. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Subcribing [​IMG]
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Luv the story [​IMG]
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    IMO you can enter it...but best if you would copy and paste only the one you want to enter to make it clearly an entry and easier for the judges not to overlook it?
     

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