Escape of the red chicken (pics included)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AnimalCrazed, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. AnimalCrazed

    AnimalCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three hens Scamper my BR, Nugget and Red are red stars.

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    This past week i have only been collecting eggs from Nugget and Scamper. So i thought Red was sick or something i've checked her over every day, she doesn't have anything wrong, she is perfectly fine. [​IMG]
    I thought she just decided to take a vacation. But this morning while getting ready i heard one of the chickens going on about something. I opened my bathroom window (it over looks our deck and the coop is under the deck) and i see my dog sniffing aroung the telephone pole in our yard.
    I called him and he comes back up on the deck and to the back door. (waiting for me to let him in) before i close the window i see my Red running out to the pole, why are you out?

    So i went out to investigate... there Red is sitting next to the pole in the long grass laying her egg. But the thing is, i have a run attached to the coop and I let the hens out when i'm there to keep an eye on them. Red has found a way to get out, lay her egg, and get back in before i come out to feed them every morning!! Thats why i haven't foung Any of her eggs. so after she is done i check the spot and there they ALL are, silly hen. [​IMG] Yay she isn't broken!! [​IMG]

    I think she started doing this because my BR Scamper is starting to be a nest hog. Time for another nest i guess.

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Somebody has a broody! [​IMG]
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    If she can get out then unwanted guests can get in. Sounds like you need to give the coop n run a really good look over and fix her escape route.

    Your girls are pretty.
     
  4. AnimalCrazed

    AnimalCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting today i'm going to rework the fencing and make sure it's down tight. [​IMG]
    Luckly my dog is really good with the hens, but i still have to be home if i'm going to let them roam the yard! [​IMG]
     

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