True BYH Addict
- Mar 31, 2020
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- Eastern WA - USA
Wow, she really gave you the run around, didn't she! I'm glad that she showed back up with her babies in tow! What a beautiful chicken & cute babies! Ticks give me the willies...On Monday I had a buyer for some chicks, so DH and I had to go out and steal them from Consort. It did not go well. She escaped and we only managed to snag a few of the chicks as they were escaping like mad Amazing how they fit through the most narrow of gaps to join their frantic mom.
By the time we’d wrangled what we could of the chicks, we were already running late to meet the client, so we took what we had and crossed our fingers that Consort wouldn’t go far. She was raised here, so makes sense that she’d stick around, right?
Not so much.
We went hunting for her when we got home and found nothing. Next morning still nothing. Later that day DH thought he heard her about 100’ back in the brush, so we went searching. Several thousand (huge exaggeration, but didn’t feel like it) mosquito bites later, we hadn’t seen or heard a thing, so we figured she and her littles have gone back to the wild. Sad, but at least she’s heritage, so she has a good chance at survival. I crossed my fingers she’d show up again, but wasn’t going to count on it.
Today she showed up around 7pm, so DH and I went out and managed to catch her and throw her in with King. Her littles made their way in with her and now, hopefully, all will be well. Phew! Only another batch of mosquito bites and four ticks later
In other news, Nutmeg and Princess are busy hatching out their littles due tomorrow. Princess has two for sure so far and Nutmeg has four.
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