As many of you know, I have had a bit of a problem with the girls escaping this summer. Prudence has been renamed Houdini since I keep finding her outside the run. And Beatrix and Amber are not completely innocent either. So I was not totally surprised today when I discovered Prudence and Beatrix wandering around the gardens…OUTSIDE the run! Amber, at least today, was still in the coop.
Amber, in the coop, wondering where everyone had gone.
I caught Beatrix and Prudence and put them back inside. But HOW did they get out?
A close inspection of the run revealed this.
SOMEONE has been making holes in the fence! At first I was quite concerned that some evil predator was trying to get in and get my girls. But I am almost certain that those holes were not there this morning and if something chewed those holes today while the girls were out there, someone would have sounded an alarm. No…I don’t think a predator would have made these holes and then simply left. I think my girls have figured out how to make these holes! Peck, peck and you’re out! Freedom! How exciting is that? I am sure they think that they are incredibly clever to find a way out.
So they were very upset when I closed the door.
“Let us OUT!” “I didn’t do anything,” said Amber.
Sorry. Not with those holes in the fence. Not with hawks and Mama Bear about. Silly girls. And mending the holes won’t help if they can just make new ones. Not a good situation. You are in for awhile I am afraid.
I will have to reinforce the fence with something….it will be a few days at least before I figure out what to do. And the girls will be stuck in the little run until I do. Poor girls. Too clever for their own good.