Friday, March 1, 2013

Double trouble

A few months ago we got some young chooks. Among them were two Sicilian Buttercups. One escaped from her holding pen within hours (finding a hole none of the others have managed to find) and the other escaped a few days later. 

They've now been let into the bigger chook run which has been fenced off by a slightly inadequate fence that's a big metre high. Within days one had escaped and was found wandering vacantly around the carport, and a couple of days later her sister was found rampaging on the grass verge along the fenceline.

They're small and light, and very fast - you don't so much catch them as squish them into a corner from which there is no escape. And, following in the wake of their much older and bigger sister they have now learned to fly over the fence. Here they are showing off their new-found skill at escaping from their enclosure.