We experienced a CHICKEN MIRACLE! **MUST READ**

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by dixiechick, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last night, my DS, DD, and DH were out looking for Zorro, our Rosecomb Black Bantam, who did not show up on his roost. They scoured his usual hangout and NOTHING. My kids began to become frantic, thinking he was lost to a hawk...but DH insisted on one last sweep around the pool area, where our chickens hunt for bug among the shrubs that surround the pool (which is fenced in, but bantams slip underneath the railing).

    And LO and BEHOLD, they saw black tail feathers from the SKIMMER!!!! [​IMG] DH braced the kids for the worse and lifted the cover to find that the bird was emersed completed up to the neck --he was treading water!!!!!

    CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? [​IMG] This bird fell in, was sucked up, and LIVED!!!![​IMG]

    We quickly blew him drew with the hair dryer and returned him to his thankful partner, Bonnie!

    This morning the pair and happy and healthy!!!! WHEW!
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Wow! That is wonderful! Amazing! You have one very smart chicken. hehe [​IMG]
    I am glad that it turned out ok for you and your children.
  3. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Life is never boring with animals is it???

    Glad he is OK! [​IMG]
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Sweet!! Ya gotta respect the will to live!
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Thank God he wanted to check the pool area, one last time!
    I'm happy he is alright
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    How horrifying it must have been for poor Zorro! I am so glad he was found before it was too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    Extra treats for all today!
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wow! What a lucky little guy!
  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    wow.. that made the hair on my arms stand up!! What a lucky rooster!!!
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    That is one lucky rooster. I didn't know chickens knew how to tread water, now I do. I don't mean it in a mean way, but the picture I get in my mind is hilarious.
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Thats Awesome!!!! Lucky Roo! I bet he was scared for a while!!! Probably will folllow your husband around now like his long lost buddy. [​IMG]

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    Life is Good!!!

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