I had a wingless DRAGON visit our coop yesterday.....he came for the peeping of youngsters and the hatching of eggs. All was fine in the foothills of Chickendom, a wonderfully sunny day shone down on the contented flock, when suddenly an almighty commotion was heard. The predator alarm was sounded! The Safe Keeper raced down to the run, sword in hand, he followed the raucous into the nest shed......discovering an almighty creature! This monster had terribly vicious claws, a set of bacteria filled teeth, a rigid whipping tail and an ear piercing hiss. The only thing missing was searing heat of a flaming mouth. The wingless dragon had sourced out his victims and was reaking havoc on a set of day old chicks and their knight-like broody mother. The lizard reared up and struck at the mother of three, taking chunks of feather off her trembling body, but Ms RIR was having non of it. She puffed up twice her size, squawked and then pecked back at her intruder. The safe keeper knew he must intervene, he struck the scaled beast drawing it's attention toward him. By this time two other Safe Keepers had come to his aid, cages, nets, swords and shields in hand. Together they rescued Ms RIR from the feather filled battle field but there was a horrible lack of chicks peeping and no sign of the fuzzy warriors.....at this time it was suspected that all the warriors had been engulfed by their bloodcurdling attacker. The Safe Keepers concentrated on the task at hand, battling the hissing beast. They corralled the wicked Dragon into a special Dragon holder. But that was not enough to hold the battle worn lizard, he bashed and twisted the wire with his almighty strength, almost escaping from the grip of the Safe Keepers. The Safe Keepers reinforced the dragon holder really making sure he couldn't escape. Once contained, the striped felon was hauled up to the mighty gates of Chickendom. There he was admired and yet unnerved by many who had heard the news of the Dragon and travelled to visit him. Soon the Dragon was loaded onto the Royal Cart where he traveled many, many miles from the Foothills of Chickendom. Deeper and deeper the cart trundled into forest, over streams, through marshes, down valleys and over hills. The monster roared and spat over the creaking of the carts wheels, he was furious and the metal ties that had been used to enforce the Dragon holder started to buckled under his new found strength. The Safe Keepers grew more and more frightened as the beast battered the cages. They whipped the horses on faster so as to get further from Chickendom otherwise the astute fire-less Dragon would track his way back to taken revenge. Finally after many hours of travel and an almost escaped monster the cart was stopped and the Safe Keepers jumped out. They unloaded the beaten cage. It was time for release. One of the Safe Keepers took refuge on top the cart while the other two slowly opened the cage, releasing the furious Dragon. He hissed with anger, turned around and ran straight for one of the Safe Keepers. Unarmed he jumped up onto the top of the cart as the beast swiped his claw filled hand at the Safe Keepers straggling legs before racing off up a huge tree. The Dragon gave one last hiss as he powered up into the thick foliage.....hopefully never to be seen again! He is now the ruler of a new land....a chicken-less land and he will hopefully live a long flourishing life! As the Safe Keepers packed up the cage and hopped back into the cart they forgot all about Ms RIR and the chicks....if any were left. They raced home and made their way down to nest shed.....nothing, but then, pipping! Under a thick shrub there they found Ms Knight RIR hunkered down with ALL 3 warrior chicks. It didn't take long for the King rooster to calm the flock down and the chicks and mum come out for a scratch about. All three chicks where unscathed and Ms RIR broody only had minor bleeding from ripped out feathers. Three two day old chicks, a broody mum and three Safe Keepers survived the brute force of a Wingless DRAGON!!! Thank you for reading, Lucas.