The Lost Cheeps of my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by packmomma, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. packmomma

    packmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out the other night to close up my girls and noticed the roost was a little too bare. I counted and only had 8 out of 10. Turns out I was missing a black aus and EE. [​IMG] My husband, bless his non chicken loving heart, came out with me and a flashlight and we did a hunt. I was bawking my "come and eat" bawk waiting for a sound. We walked all around looking under and around and in everything. I told him they have to be out of the property. Our coop area is fenced in but I had fenced in a farther area and connected the two. I leave the coop main door open durin the day so if they get out of the pen they would just walk in and roost inside the coop but cant get to the other chickens... they would be at the henhouse some how..either outside near it or in. We looked and looked all along our property line..me bawking and waiting..finally there they were! [​IMG] My husband had to climb the fence and hand me over the chickens and we walked them with flashlights back to the coop...lol. They were huddled behind a tree. Turns out the dog had dug under the fence and it was bent up some and I didnt notice with all the weeds along the property line. The chickens had cleared them away and two of them must have spent the afternoon in the freshly cut soybean field. Needless to say I had to leave the light on for a half hour cause they were hungry and thirsty! I'm so glad I found my girls..coyotes have been hanging around lately. I would have been out there all night if I hadnt found them.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    I am sure your girls were VERY happy to see you and your dear hubby!


    Amazing what a couple chickens can uncover and then the adventure that unfolds.
     
  3. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but your title reminded me of someone I know who used to think that the old hymn was "Bringing in The Cheeps". I had to laugh.
     

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