Just when I thought it wouldn't bother me...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kickin' Chickin', Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Kickin' Chickin'

    Kickin' Chickin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went out to tuck my guys and girls in for the night and notice that my most favorite hen is missing . Thought maybe I counted wrong , nope ,no Goldy. In the house I go to get everyone outside at 9pm at night so we can scour the yard for my lost little buddy. My husband, 3 girls and their little friend (all of whom are under the age of 10) all go back out looking high and low. Not in the garage. Not in the car. Not in the dump truck.Not under the deck. Not down on the bridge. I'm starting to panic due to the fact that I have lost 17 birds to a fox this year. I walk back toward the house and see a large white planter that is tipped over and thought "dang kids tipped it over and left it for me to walk into tomorrow when I open the garage door. I lift it up and there is my chicken,sitting right under the planter. She must have been sitting practically inside of it laying her egg and the kids tipped it over on her not knowing she was there. Poor baby,scared me to death. As I'm walking her to the coop,talking to her the whole way"Oh my poor baby " blah,blah,blah...My husband has the nerve to say"You pay more attention to that chicken than you do to me!" and " I thought you were going to cry". Mind you we got these and other chickens for food and for the eggs .When the heck did I get so attached !!!!
     
  2. Erin K

    Erin K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad you found her!

    Why would she be in a car? I have SUCH the funny mental image on that.
     
  3. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have left my car windows down, and then gone out to go to work in the morning and found an egg on the seat, so looking in the car isn't that far off track.
    Gad you found her, it could have ended badly for her.
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So glad you found her! What a cute story! I get accused of the same thing all the time [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Omg reallY?! What a treat to go to work to! [​IMG]
     
  6. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Omg reallY?! What a treat to go to work to! [​IMG]

    or not a treat when you dont look and sit on it..ick..
     
  7. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Omg reallY?! What a treat to go to work to! [​IMG]

    or not a treat when you dont look and sit on it..ick..

    [​IMG]
     
  8. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so glad you found her safe....I would have been sick if it had been one of mine....I know how you feel....
     
  9. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally hear ya, and yes: my husband thinks I'm just out of my mind with the whole chicken thing.

    Our littlest henpecked lady goes off by herself, and it takes all my effort to watch her when she'd not in the run. Well, I heard thunder, did a head count-no hen, of course. So my boys (7&9) and I are now looking everywhere, finally drenched. We call off the search, stay by the windows. Torrential downpours. After it passes, we go out again. And here she comes, sauntering along, NOT EVEN WET. She must have been under stacked chairs or the BBQ grill and we walked past her a dozen times. Birds. They'll age me faster than kids.
     
  10. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Great stories. Glad everyone is safe and dry. [​IMG]
     

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