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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scooter147, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Ok, I have one Golden Lakenvelder that is an escape artist.
    Everyday for the past week when I get home she has gotten out of the run. I have no idea how she is doing it.
    she can't fly out, the entire run is covered in netting, I have checked and rechecked for holes around the run.
    It really has me perplexed, hopefully this weekend I will catch her in the act.
    My only concern is the numerous redtails we have.

  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I hope you find out how she's doing it! [​IMG]
  3. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    Wow, I wonder how shes doing that...
  4. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    Maybe she has a co-conspirator---a jokester who enjoys seeing you do a double-take when you get home.

    Set up a hennie cam!
  5. Oopoo

    Oopoo In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2009
    time for video
  6. only one lay

    only one lay Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    I had a girl push out the bottom of the door that used to be tight. The latch was on top and the wood sticks in winter so I did'nt pay much attention. But this spring we caught her just pushing her way through at the bottom. I now have two latches.
  7. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Please post a picture of her...

  8. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Songster

    May 6, 2009
    Pembroke, MA
    Yes... please... lets see little miss smarty-pants! [​IMG]
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Is her name Houdini? [​IMG]
  10. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Update, so last night I get home and she is not out.
    I give them a little scratch like every evening and then go back to the house to clean their water pan. As I am going back to the chicken coop her she comes running and stops at my feet with a look like "see I can still do it".
    I am hoping tomorrow morning when I sit out on the patio and enjoy my coffee and chicken tv that I will find out how she is doing it.
    Like I said in my original post my concern is all the redtails we have. Last night about an hour before dusk I let the chickens run around the yard and after about 15 minutes they all scattered and sure enough a hawk made a swoop. The exact reason I stay outside when I let them run around the yard.

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