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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 am 
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Yesterday a young pullet escaped when I was moving a group from the Grow Out to the Grown Up pen. She got into some bushes and I wasn't able to catch her before I had to go out. I came home in the dark and went looking but couldn't find her. This morning at daybreak the chooks made their regular "there's a FOX" noises. Looked again for her but assumed she'd been taken.
Later in the morning I went into the cockerel Grow Out Pen - there she was frantically trying to avoid 16 teenage boys.
She had managed to somehow fly over several large, fully covered runs and found her way thru the only hole in the roof top defenses on the pen next to the one she had come from - not so sure that she was then able to heave a sigh of relief but she was quite happy to be picked up.

How many lives does a chook have?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:27 pm 
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Phew! That's great news! Glad to hear a positive outcome! Congrats!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Just wondering, do you have so many foxes?
I seem to be very lucky, with surrounding sheep farmers after them all the time.
How about during the day?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:38 pm 
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lucky girl! Though she might not have been feeling so lucky when you rescued her!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:41 pm 
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wow!! lucky and unlucky pullet

i bet she was relieved to be rescued

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:59 pm 
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Yes amaising that she found her way in and then was probably :doh .good to see the fox miss out :thumbs: . I just came back from Noosa hols and found i was missing some young ones, 2 Goshawks constantly turning up seems to be why. My sister was opening the pens in the morning and locking them up at night. My splash polish and white crested blue Polish were both missing too :aaargh: .


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