Dempsy's Mom Posted April 19, 2016 Share Posted April 19, 2016 I stepped in the house for just a second to change into sandals last Saturday. Dempsy was out in the tree belt barking and Elsie was on her way to see what Demps had found ... at least that was the direction that she was heading last I saw her. I was only in the entryway about a half a minute and when I walked out Elsie was proudly displaying my favorite chicken between her two front paws while feathers filled the yard as if a feather pillow had exploded. I yelled and ran over and pulled her off, spanked her once firmly on the rump, pulled a few remaining feather from her mouth and tied her up on her lead. Went back to my bird. Picked up Goldie. She was in sad shape. Thought maybe I should put her out of her misery, but decided I would lie her in the shade while I run another errand and then I will decide. I felt horrible. It was my fault. I should of known better. It was a nice day. Did my errand and returned. Poor Goldie was still as I left her. Goldie would come to me. She was too trusting. She was my lead bird when it came time to put my birds in at night. I would call for Goldie and she would come running and then the others would follow. I was going to miss my feathered friend. I went to the coop to do something - I don't remember what - and when I stepped out of the coop - OH MY GOD! There Goldie was. She was ... well somewhat, walking toward the coop. I could not believe it! I was so very happy. I stepped aside and Goldie, after a couple tries, hopped in the coop. I herded the other chickens in and got everybody situated for the night. So far Goldie is doing great. She's not laying any eggs, but she is eating and drinking. Looks a bit tough, to say the least, but Elsie did not succeed. PS: I have 6 more baby chicks up in the spare bedroom. They are so cute. They have wings now and are just staring to get their tail feathers. Soon they will go out. I have cardboard down and a big dog cage over the cardboard. Elsie and Dempsy go in and look at them, under my supervision. Elsie says she would like a little chicken nugget. 3 Quote Elsie, Max, Meeko & Lori Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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