Return of the prodigal

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dale, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. dale

    dale Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    Yesterday I lost a hen to a hawk and another was missing. I kept the remaining 19 cooped up today to make sure the raptors were gone but thought it would be OK to let them out a bit late afternoon where I could stand guard and keep an eye out. I scattered some feed and they scratched and ran around, when it was time to roost I did a head count and there were 20. She must have come out of hiding when the rest of the gang was goofing off in the yard and slipped in unnoticed.

    One must of been in hiding after the attack yesterday and didn't show up after the "all clear" had sounded. She spent the night.. well.. somewhere; there is a fallen cedar they spend some time under and a pretty good sized brush pile and other debris where a chicken could take cover. I'd looked around but never saw her.

    Glad to have her back. [​IMG]
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    So happy she came back! I bet that was a big relief!!!!

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