- Aug 19, 2007
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.