Sunday, November 11, 2007

Chickens gone astray

"Whats that Lassie, You said Timmy fell down a well? Good boy Lassie!"

Last week was not a good week for keeping track of chickens. On Tuesday of last week we were putting the chickens in their coop for the night when we couldn't find one. Now this happens sometimes and they will come moseying out by morning from somewhere under the house. Well she never came back the next day and we decided she made it past the fence somewhere and was gone.

Then last night we were putting the chickens in the coop and realized we were missing another one. What is going on? Are the neighbors reaching over the fence for some chicken and dumplings? I figured they were finding someway out from under the house and sent the boys under there to cover any gaps, so that they couldn't get back under. Chickens are like rats and can get themselves through holes the size of their heads, it seems.

Well, while they were under there they heard some clucking, and after a little investigative work found that the chickens had fallen down the well. Now remember one was only gone over night, but the first one had been missing sense early last week, 5 days to be exact. She was still alive!
After much water she looks like she might just make it. So we have named another chicken.
Can you guess? Yep her name is Lassie.


Rachel said...

Ohoo, I hope they are not being scooped up by a chicken hawk! We lost a few like that. :(

Michelle said...

Poor little thing! I'm glad the girls were found and I hope Lassie makes it. It's a good lesson to all of us to know what lurks under our homes for everyone's safety. Please keep us updated on Lassie's progress.

Laura said...

giggle giggle giggle!

This is so funny - but those poor chickens! Maybe they won't go under the house anymore after their close encounter...

rcsnickers said...

I was thinking you were going to say eaten by "snakes" but I guess the snakes prefer the eggs instead. Anyway, glad you found them especially Lassie being missing for that many days! How funny.

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29