Flighty hen meets her end

The only hen that we hatched last year (rather than cockerels) was a beautiful bird but a bit flighty.  Several times she jumped out of the hen run.  The other morning I found her running round the outside of the perimeter of the hen run and Neil and I managed to capture her and I clipped her wings again.

Then yesterday Neil went down early morning to let the hens out and told me she was missing.  We searched amongst the fruit bushes and trees outside the hen run, but then we spotted a big pile of feathers by the monkey puzzle tree.  Upon examining them we recognised the pattern on the feathers and that was the end of flighty  hen.  She must have got out again and met a fox or other creature in the night and that was the end of her. Such a shame as she was a lovely looking bird and laid a white egg nearly every day.

In the picture she is the one on the left hand side at the back.

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So now we have one hen less, what a shame.

Mind you we still have lovely fresh eggs for breakfast from our other hens.

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6 Comments »

  1. Oh, no…that is a shame…

  2. Oh, I’m so sorry but it sounds like you did absolutely everything you could to keep her safe. I hope her end was quick – maybe while she was asleep even.

  3. tbnranch said

    Gosh, I’m sorry, how sad. But we can only do so much when there’s an escape artist. 😦

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