MY HEN HAS ESCAPED! Currently hiding in a huge bush

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MY HEN HAS ESCAPED! Currently hiding in a huge bush

Post by QueenieQ on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:36 pm

Erm.... any ideas? Or is she going to be cat/fox bait before the night is out?
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Post by Klaire on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:41 pm

Do you have a net?? If not maybe you could try enticing her with some mealworms scattered on the floor then throw a towel over her when she pops out? Or try some veggies that she likes?

Mine try to stay together so she might come out on her own if she can hear the others chattering
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Post by andoy on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:48 pm

yup, she's definitely in danger of becoming someone's snack.

Use a broom handle to shoo her out of the bush and into the open so you can catch her. You can also try using an old sheet around the perimiter of the bush to isolate her. Then get on your hands and knees in there to catch her.
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Post by QueenieQ on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:50 pm

She's the skittish one I've been worried about. She was cetermined to escape, and now she's managed it. My cock is really quiet - he's just sitting there looking upset.

This bush is a nightmare. Luckily, she's so deep in there that the cats can't reach her (and Poppy next door is really trying). I've put the cock in the cage on top of a box with some food in it, but I can't leave him outside all night and she won't come out when I'm there. This could go on for days!!!

I'll find out a blanket in case she comes out.
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Post by QueenieQ on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:51 pm

I tried with a broom - she's just ended up more bedded in. She's damn stubborn!
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Post by QueenieQ on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:02 pm

I've got her!!!!

Blimey. I ended up banging the heck out of the branches and then got her cornered and threw a blanket on her. I popped her back in the male and he immediately jumped on her back! No wonder she wanted to escape....

Phew. Thanks for the support!
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Post by Klaire on Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:10 am

lol well done Very Happy
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:28 am

yay glad she was caught stubborn little things arent they.
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Post by sammyboy on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:36 pm

Glad you got her back

sam Very Happy
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Post by Harrie on Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:06 pm

OH left the lid off the brooder one day while he was sorting their water - doh!!! Took him half an hour of standing still in the garden to locate the last 3 - he found them tho and we have a BIG garden (and 3 cats! affraid )
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Post by phillipm1969 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:27 pm

ive lost a male red tennasse bob white before it was gone for a wk then it just apeared again and i managed to catch the little blitter with a big net ! i think what pulled him back was that i put 2 females in a rabbit run in the middle of the garden he just could not reseist tempation

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Post by QueenieQ on Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:04 pm

My skittish hen is still determined to escape the run! I think I need to cover the whole garden with a net, just in case...
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Post by Oneounce2many on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:21 am

Take the chain saw to that bush.
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