Am I Seeing Things?
About four days ago, when things turned bitter cold here in Nashville, I was surveying my backyard to see how my feeder levels were doing. Then, I saw it. At the top of my back fence was a hen staring longingly at the corn cob I had put up for my squirrel friends. At first I thought it must be some kind of grouse or fowl but I soon realized this was not the case. I had a chicken in my backyard that I have no idea where it came from. It appears healthy and it apparently goes somewhere after the corn dries up. As we do not live in a rural area, finding the owner may be a bit of task.
Can Chickens Get Out And Go Back?
This was my next question. If it goes away does that mean it goes to other yards or can chickens remember where they live? Anybody who knows the answer to this question please leave me a comment and educate me. It won’t let me get close enough to catch it so I don’t know what the owner will do once I tell them. I have a feeling they’ll be able to lure it with food because she seems to be studying me as I move toward her to determine if I bear any gifts of food.
Eating Like A Chicken
Because it has been so cold, I’ve been putting seed directly on my patio and I am a little concerned it will eat ALL of it and let the others starve. I haven’t seen it come down to my patio until yesterday but I’m thinking she’s learned the trick and will be back to vacuum the patio daily unless I take some action.
What Do You Suggest?
What do you think I should do? There are some older houses down our main street that I do think may be keeping livestock. I have heard roosters crowing not too far off during the summer so somebody must be keeping chickens. Any suggestions you have-other than capturing and killing it for dinner(HAHA), would be greatly appreciated.