Naughty RIR!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LedgeWoods, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put all the girls to bed last night and discovered I was one short! Searched high and low around the property and in the woods - no Numchuck. Since DH had the workshop and machine shed doors open all day, I took another look in there, calling and looking in all the nooks and crannies (and there are A LOT OF THOSE!) Nothing. I feared a hawk, owl or 4-legged predator got her as she scratched in the woods. [​IMG]
    This morning I went out with the car lights hoping to find her roosting by the coop - no Numchuck.
    I got home from work this afternoon and DH says, "Guess who I found?" Numchuck had taken up residency in the machine shed. Little brat must've had a good roosting spot and never made a peep when I called for her in there. ....but she gently dropped a perfect extra large uncracked egg in the corner on the 1" gravel. [​IMG] Ok I'll take her peace offering, forgive her, and take the happy ending! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ima Chicken Lover

    Ima Chicken Lover Out Of The Brooder

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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What kind of treats does DH have in the machine shed? Does he have a refrigerator in there maybe? Filled with cracked corn? MMMMmmmm.

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    I'm glad you found your little one.
     
  4. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes me wonder! He always brings the girls treats when he lets them out to free-range since he gets home from work before me. I think they think he's got a stash in there somewhere![​IMG]
     
  5. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a similar experience with our RIRs one night when they slipped out when the gate was left cracked. I went down to lock them up and found all but one. After checking everywhere, I finally found her on the peak of the roof of the coop (12 feet up!). Sitting up there not making a peep!
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason I've always noticed that after dark mine won't make a peep! I wonder if it is a predatory thing????
     
  7. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a hard day of pecking at everything, they deserve a break.[​IMG]
     

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