"listen" to the girls!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I looked out back and realized that I had two escapees (8wk old Amercauanas)--had flown over the top of their run.. So, I ventured out to put netting over the top.. I decided since I would be out there, I would let all the chickens out and let them free range and took the phones, water and a book --ready to spend the afternoon out in my swing.. After I got the netting up and moved the swing into the shade and got comfy... I noticed my girls acting strange, coming out for a few seconds and then running back into the coop--not just the run--all the way into the coop.. I didn't understand. They LOVE to be out! I finally decided ENOUGH.. I locked the door to the enclosed run and noticed I had not turned their fan on.. I walked over and noticed a big black dog creeping up toward the back of the coop... SO glad I didn't keep running them out of the coop..

    remember to listen to your girls!!
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Smart girls you have there! [​IMG]
  3. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls have been alerting me when the neighbor's big gray tomcat comes into our backyard (one reason we do not free range)...usually they give a growl or a trill. Today a small plane flew over and Daisy (largest BO) gave the alert. [​IMG]

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