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Little Red Hen

Posted by joeabbott on January 2, 2012

Our Little Red Hen’s Hiding Spot

Suz and I have a number of hens and we keep a reasonable eye on them. So, we’d had the full head count earlier in the day as we did yard work and then, about an hour later, we were a hen short! Our smallest red hen was missing.

Well, we did a complete yard search, a search of our yard and the neighbors, and then one of the entire neighborhood. No little red hen. So we’d resigned ourselves to wait.

As evening was approaching I wanted to use the light to see if I could find any clues about what might have happened to her. Maybe something jumped the fence and nabbed her; maybe a hawk strike. Out to Chickenville I strode and found no clues.

On the way back I walked more closely to the fence line and found her nestled inside some pampas grass. We figured she was due to start laying and this was her first attempt at finding a spot. As I picked her up to deposit her in a nestbox, we got a surprised.

See the video for the surprise.

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