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Escape artist

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by midget_farms, Sep 4, 2008.

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    midget_farms Songster

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    The other day I was working on a shelter to get the birds some shade. I don't lock the pen when I'm in there because I don't want to get locked in.

    I noticed one of the birds had escaped and was in the woods. What a mess.

    Russell our rooster called her in a couple of times, but she would have nothing of me trying to catch her.

    I decided to leave her until dusk. I went back out and opened the back door to the coop & walked away. She jumped right in and went to bed.

    The moral of the story is that chickens haven't a clue where to go when they escape so they just stay put. [​IMG]
     
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    Slike Songster

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    Butters and Robert do this all the time... then they run straight to the gate wanting to be let back in [​IMG]
     

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