Escape artist

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

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    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]
  2. Slike

    Slike Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Puna, Big Island, HI
    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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