Lost Lady

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by thudson, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. thudson

    thudson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone! I was recently walking my dog where I live and out of nowhere comes this young hen running across the road in front of me. I was at a major redlight in the town I live in and here was this young hen. I could not believe my eyes, a hen running loose like a stray dog or cat. So I hurried to catch her before she got hit by a car. I caught her quickly and was amazed to see how little she weighed, way in the area of malnutrition. I knocked on several doors in the area to find the owner, bur no luck. Everyone seemed amazed she was in this area. So I hurried her home and fed her and put her in a coop with a single hen and it was like they were related because there was little dispute. After 10 days I turned her out in one of my larger coops and she is doing well. So I believe the Lost Girl has found a home! Just a friendly reminder do a head count each day in your coops to keep such a situation from occurring. Luckily the Lost Girl has a happy ending, a lasting home!
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw that's nice that you saved her. Glad she's doing well. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It is wonderful that you saved a little hen.

    It can be dangerous to your other chickens to introduce anyone new -- and generally a full month of quarantine is advised to protect your existing flock from any disease that a new comer may have.

    Someone sent this absolutely darling link to me -- I don't do facebook - so otherwise I never would have seen it -- but when you mentioned the hen at the red light -- it came to mind -- Maybe she was on her way to work -- just sayin'. [​IMG]

    Punctuality is important to an... - Bobby Thankachen Kodumon | Facebook

    I saw a beautiful hen beside a highway one time -- and was as worried that chasing her to catch her could cause her to run into the road -- as it could be that she would be caught. Hopefully your big heart will pay off in dividend of extra eggs for you and your family.
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I'm glad your new girl is working out for you. Poor thing, must have been scared to death.

    x2 on ChicKat's mention of a quarantine period before putting new birds into your existing flock. Keep it in mind the next time you find yourself at the red light with a lost chicken!
     
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  5. thudson

    thudson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate all the comments. I do know about the quarantine, but she was doing so well that I made the decision to move her early into the larger coop.
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It sounds like things are going well and she has found a good home. [​IMG]
     

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