the great chicken rescue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    the last 4 days have been wonderful, the snow was almost gone. the hens were loving getting out into the yard again. Well today they were out when the snow started. after about 20 min. it was at least 2in deep and they started heading for the coop. after another hour it was 4 or 5 in. deep and I thought all were in but the one silly girl that was hiding under the coop and didn't want to walk to the door through the snow. It took me a while to catch her and get her in the coop, then I counted heads and found I was 3 short. GREAT! it is getting dark, were do I start looking? Oldest son was over with his (chicken friendly) dog. Logan had been sitting out in the snow barking for a while but he likes to bark at every thing so we didn't pay to much attention. Now I did, ok logan were are they? And sure enough he led me right to the poor things sitting under a bush by the driveway, they came out and scolded me for leaving them out in that horrid stuff. I managed to pickup 2 but had to go get help for the 3rd. she was not happy about being left behind but son came out as he was leaving and came to our rescue. The snow came down so fast I don't think they new what to do and it didn't stop just kept on coming. Love my chickens didn't want to lose any of them to the cold [​IMG]
  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Long Island NY
    adorable story. [​IMG]
  3. nancyriverchick

    nancyriverchick Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2010
    good job, good story, good dog, are so fortunate to have heroes in your life!
  4. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    cambridge , ny
    girls were probally scared silly -[​IMG]--great story especially this morningg in ny where it's snowing AGAIN!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
  5. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad you found them, great dog to have around! We missed all the snow up here.
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Good doggy! [​IMG]
  7. ganesha09

    ganesha09 Loves chicken feet!

    Sep 18, 2010
    southern Illinois
    Yay!!! All the girls are safe! [​IMG] Who can blame them for not wanting to be out in the "horrid" stuff?!?

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