As many of you know, I have a “big run” for my girls in addition to the permanent run which is attached to Cluckingham Palace. It is a movable run and not as safe as the original run. I added it so they could have access to fresh grass and insects and to have a better place for dust baths. I had hoped to make it safer and more permanent this year but with Bill’s fractured ankle and all the other gardens, I wasn’t able to. I ended up putting up basically the same run that they had last summer.I added ropes to keep the netting up so it was easier for me to walk in the run. There is netting over the rope to keep the chickens in and the hawks out.
I have earth staples in the bottom every few feet. This secures the bottom and discourages anyone from digging under. Since the girls are only in this run during the day and when I am home it feels ok if not perfect.
So you can imagine my surprise last night when I went out to put the girls to bed and found Prudence happily pecking and scratching OUTSIDE the run!
I checked the entire run, top and bottom. There is NO WAY she could have gotten out!
It is a mystery. I will keep checking to try to figure out her secret.