Flying the coop


15 Years
Aug 19, 2007
Northern Utah
So every night as the sun goes down, Elvis flies the coop. I've just got 6' chain link pannels so it's not real hard for a light weight like him. The first night he went in the miniature horse barn but the last 2 nights he hasn't been there. Last night I turned back towards the house from checking the barn and looked over at our quaking aspen trees. They were backlit because of the lights on "main street" and there was a strange, chicken shaped, shadow almost at the top of my quaking aspen. I got hubbys police flashlight (brightest flashlight ever) and sure enough, Elvis had made it about 20'-25' up my quakie tree! I was going to put netting over my coop so he couldn't get out but now I don't have the heart. I think this guy is just going to be a full time free roamer around here. He can come and go as he pleases. We don't have much of a predator problem here so as long as he's off the ground by dark he should be just fine.
I'm always inclined to let them do as they choose, too. I figure they enjoy quality of life that way, at least.

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