i'm so happy, woo hoo!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by blue90292, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    last night, i couldn't find my FR boy. i have two boys and 4 girls that are going on 4-5 months. one of the boys lives with a couple of the girls in the large pen with the rest of the free range flock. the other boy and 6 hens (some sex-link, some FRs) live in the open pasture in a tractor with the bulls.

    every night i go out to the tractor and close their door and count the seven. last night, i couldn't find the boy. and this boy is much better looking than the other one. it was starting to storm so i put the girls in and figured i'd look for the boy when it got dark, figuring he'd come to the tractor when it got night. but as night fell, he was no where around. i was so sad. couldn't figure out what could have happened to him since i was home all day.

    well, it rained and poured last night. this morning i went out to go feed the bulls and flipped over the plastic bucket that had flipped over and out pops my boy! poor thing was soaking wet but alive. he ran to the tractor where the feed was and proceeded to gourge.

    silly big chicken!
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    glad your chickie found his way home~!
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Dennis1979

    Dennis1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    It did rain hard around here yesterday. We got hammered around 5:00 or 6:00 last night up here near Humble. Lightning and thunder that sounded like bombs going off.

    So how the heck did he get under a bucket?

    Dennis
     
  5. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    yeah, we got a pretty good shower last night also. my plants are very very very very VERY happy. this is the first year since i've been here ('95) that my grass actually looks like it's dying. i barely have any grass in my back pasture. well, i don't have any bare patches but i sure don't have any good looking grass.

    i'm ready for the rainfall late tonight, early tomorrow. not too happy about eduoardo moving it's landfall more south than anticipated. they now have his track going right along hwy 6 and i live two miles south of hwy 6. lovely.

    anyway

    it's one of those black rubber bucket/pan. he probably got on the lip of the bucket and with his weight, flipped it right over him. i'm just glad none of the predators sniffed him out and found him under the bucket.
     
  6. HFC

    HFC Out Of The Brooder

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    That's definitely good news! [​IMG]

    We had two baby Californian rabbits escape from the rabbit tractor a couple of weeks ago. We'd see them a couple of times a day but couldn't catch them. The dog got one yesterday morning, but the other one ran into one of the chicken coups after the storm. Wrong move! He's back in with the others after a two-week vacation. [​IMG]

    Dennis, we got exactly what you described. Maybe a little less rain during the second round by looking at the radar. Hopefully Eduaordo won't dump TOO much on us.
     
  7. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Metamora, MI
    All right you two in Crosby and Humble TX! My best friend lives in Huffman! I visit quite often. Be safe tomorrow with that storm. Keeping my fingers crossed it is mild......

    Jane
    in Michigan but wishing it was Texas!
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'm glad you had a happy ending! [​IMG]
     
  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Gkad he is home, must have scared you when you lifted it at first.
     
  10. freeholdfarms

    freeholdfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad you found your boy. The same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Stay safe in the storm tomorrow. I get the day off! We could use the rain, just not all at once.
     

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