August 15, 2010

Fowl Visitors

Shortly after letting my little flock out just after dawn the other day, I noticed movement outside the fence.  I quickly went out to see how they'd gotten out only to realize that wasn't my hen out there.  The neighbors apparently let their girls out and they strolled over to visit.

One of my neighbors Barred Rock hens

He'd only let them free range once or twice before that I know of, but I know he let them out the previous afternoon.  I don't think he was already up to let them out that morning, so I'm wondering if he left them out all night.  Not a good idea around here.  I've never had any predators infiltrate my 4 ft welded wire fence with all the dogs and cats here, but I sure wouldn't leave the coops and fence open all night.

Two of my girls checking out out the intruder

Lurch was having a fit trying to attract the girls even closer, but obviously they couldn't get in the fence.  

Lurch crowing to beat the band as the hen walked away

Poor Lurch, left in the lurch.


Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben said...

Oh poor sweet Lurch! Look at his forlorn face...

I'd be tempted to call the neighbor to find out if he knows his hen is wandering...

Becky's Barnyard said...

They are probably thinking they would like to stroll around with her for awhile.

All American x5 said...

Too funny!

I free-range our chickens but they are not left out at night.

We do have two hens who roost so high up in a tree we can't get to them but they are within the confines of the calf's pen so we don't worry to much.

The Chicken Keepers said...

Ha ha ha... too funny! :~)


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