- Mar 25, 2015
Well, the eight week-old roo and three hens spent the day in the chicken tractor. Toward the evening, I figured when I opened the door to the tractor, these little geniuses would go into the welcoming open door of the coop....well, not really. I honestly believe they must have watched "Chicken Run", because the little roo took control and they wandered around the yard, ignoring my pleas to enter the coop. Thought they were in Disneyland or something. I just sat down on the grass watching their antics, after that, did some figuring, and put their water and feed in the coop where they could see it. In short order, two of the hens, Alice and Pocky, as well as the roo, Roque, entered the coop. I shut the door after them. Well, little Pojo, who found herself alone, went ballistic, kept running around the coop trying to join her brethren. I figured if I opened the door for her, the other three might fly the coop, and off we would go again, so I threw a treat (oats) into the upstairs level, and the three cooperated, heading upstairs. I then opened the coop door, and Pojo followed suit. Finally outsmarted a chicken. Should run for public office. Had a beer after that.