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The danger of buckets and Chopper saves the day!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sabianshepherds, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    There are several misc buckets laying around the yard, mostly dog drinking buckets. The chicks were out while I was cleaning, inspecting everything, hopping up on buckets and drinking from dog dishes. When I went to put them back in the coop, I found I was missing one. Two days ago one got out and was chased by a cat, I thought she was a goner, but my neighbor returned her the next day.

    Well I thought another had really gone missing this time, and I was in the yard and missed it. Right before I started to panic, I went to get Chopper, my 4 year old sheep herding german shepherd. He helps me herd them back into the coop, using the same commands I use when we are herding. I sent him to flush out the bushes and be hind the kennels. As he's coming back around the front he runs up to an over turned bucket and nudges it. He looks at me like I'm missing something, so I turn the bucket over, and out comes the missing chicken. It must have hopped on the bucket and it turned over on her.

    Good thing Chopper found her, I'm sure it would have gotten pretty hot under there, and I would have had a dead chick. I really need to pick up after myself.
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    [​IMG] for Chopper!!!
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] Chopper! That happened with one of my cornish x pullets. Saw one of their water buckets tipped over, went to pick it up to refill it and she was under it.
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!

    We had a container turn over and almost lost a banty under it a few months ago. She was there for days. Poor baby recovered fast though!
  5. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011

    That should have been a sticky, then I would have read it sooner. Wow, it's the most unlikely things.

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