|Smidge on chicken alert|
Smidge here. For some January fun, Ann and the Girls of Zoolatry came up with an idea - to reveal an unsolved mystery from your home. Ours involves a chicken. A few weeks back, Mom posted about a white chicken that showed up in our yard one day but we couldn't figure out where he came from. (To read more on that post click here.)
We live in a very wooded area with about 10 - 15 acres behind us and a pasture across from us. Where could a chicken have come from? Mom emailed the local paper about a found chicken and to her surprise they posted on the front page! Two people emailed her - one wanted the chicken if no one claimed him (wonder if they wanted to eat it?) and the other lost her chickens when some critter got into her chicken coop but after talking to her Mom found out that she lived 6 miles from us down the road. A long way for a chicken to walk!
|Front page news!|
Our neighbors to the west of us, behind our cat house, have a cat named Jack who comes down to visit us on occasion so they certainly would not have chickens.
|Cat house with neighbors to the left.|
The neighbors across the street do have a small chicken coop but to get to them you have to go down our driveway, across the road, across the pasture and up the mountain to the coop.
|The first building across the road on the left is the chicken coop.|
The chicken is in our yard in early morning and late afternoon - just about when mom puts food out for the wild birds. Sometimes he stays for a while during the day but most days he is not around at all. Mom looks for him everywhere but he is not to be found. Where do you think this chicken comes from? Is he the escapee from down the road, a fugitive in hiding in our woods or just a wandering fellow from across the way? Why is he here and where does he go during the day? Help Mom solve this mystery before she goes nuts! Any ideas?