We lost a chicken.
I always lock up the chickens/ducks after I put the boys down for bed. Last night, this simple task of ‘bedtime’ took at least an hour. My oldest was not wanting any part of it, but alas he finally stayed in bed. With a list of things still yet to do, I hurriedly walked outside put the duck up and locked the run door.
This morning, walking out to open the pop door, there was a chicken in the run. This is NOT normal. She must have been out last night and I didn’t see her. Question is WHY was she out? The girls are so good about going in the coop themselves at night.
I opened the pop door and fed everybody. Walking away I counted them. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7…. 7? Where’s the other one? I checked the coop. Nothing.
My gut was hurting.
I walked the yard looking places I know they like to go.
I did a perimeter walk around the coop to make sure the fence was good and no signs of digging… and I found it – the pile of feathers.
Not sure what it was or how/when it happened. Ugh, This sucks.
I should have counted my chickens last night…
ALWAYS Count Your Chickens