I Forgot About Them!!

wbruder17

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9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
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Portland, OR
Oh my goodness! Tonight is COLD and extrmely windy. My dog got out (again) and I went looking for him to discover I had forgotten to put my chickens back in their enclosure. They haven't been free ranging for a while and I let them out. Then my friend came over and it got dark.

Poor little babies! 4 were huddled together on the doorstep and 5 were on top of the roof, huddled together, with the wind blowing their feathers all over! I got the 3 on the ground in and safe and then I had to climb on the roof and hand chickens down to my friend. One escaped, and we chased it all over the yard, trying to herd it in. I finally was able to grab it, and, as my rooster is crowing his brains out in the coop, the caught chicken let's out a bloodcurdling scream! Like I was a fox going to eat her! Never heard a scream like that out of a chicken before.

I won't be forgetting to put the chickens back in for a looooong time.....or letting them out, for that matter. What a fiasco! Welcome to my life.

Oh! And the dog was across the street eating the neighbor's compost....again.
 

christineavatar

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May 1, 2011
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Bolinas, CA
I am glad they were all okay! Good job 'herding' them. I understand that chickens don't see well in the dark so the one you had to chase down probably thought that she was going to be killed. Poor baby!
 

wbruder17

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9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
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Portland, OR
Well, I got 5 eggs today, don't know if they're from the ladies locked out or not.... thought they were all traumatized enough to not lay today..... but 5 is the most I've gotten in months. Granted, I have 20+ chickens and only 10 or so were forgotten last night....so whatevs. Glad for ANY eggs these days.
 

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