Friday, January 1, 2010

Lost chicken rescue operation!

We noticed a chicken missing from the coop the other night. That's not too unusual. Sometimes they wander off and spend the night in the garage or in the chick coop. After another day, we began to wonder about predators. I was looking for the bucket of oyster shell that we sometimes feed them to boost calcium for egg production. The bucket was upside down and when I turned it over there was a cold, wet chicken sitting on two eggs. She had been under there at least of couple of days. Cold and wet is a bad thing for a chicken to be, so we brought her in a warmed her by the fire for a couple of hours. The cats were mighty curious. I wish I had a picture of the cat peering over the rubbermade tote we had the chicken in. After a couple of hours, we re-introduced her outside and she seems fine. All's well as ends well.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, good thing for her you found her! Poor thing. I'm glad everything came out okay.