My poor hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jessamyn sara, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. jessamyn sara

    jessamyn sara New Egg

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    I have several free range hens. Death loses are a fact of life. So when one of my red sex links came up missing 10 days ago I assumed the worst. I had gone riding that day and left the tack room open to my trailer. When I got home, I put my horse away and checked the trailer for chickens. Didn't find any so I closed it up. I went out of town for Christmas assuming I had lost another bird. Today, I rode again. Lo and behold, my red hen reappeared, along with a bunch of mysterious poo on my tack. She must have been locked in the tack room all along. What a tough girl! No food or water for 10 days. I will be much more careful in the future. Can't believe she's okay. Wow.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] These birds continue to amaze me. I have heard of stories like yours and seen birds heal from grievous injuries, and in the next instance seen them die from relatively mild injuries. I think that a lot depends upon the will to survive of the individual bird.
     
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  3. jessamyn sara

    jessamyn sara New Egg

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    I am devastated. That poor girl.
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    That's a remarkable story. Chickens can really endure a lot! Well I'm glad you found her safe and sound in the end.

    Enjoy the site :D
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please be extra careful with her now, cats get 9 lives, chickens do not. When you are gone does anyone check on the chickens??
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Poor bird. But they are tough birds!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Tough and Lucky chicken you have there.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Wow that is an amazing story!
     

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