Snowy, the wandererRSS feed

Posted: Monday 28 June, 2010

by Rosemary at 5:04pm in Poultry Comments closed

Our White Leghorn, Snowy, has not quite grasped the concept of fences. All the other hens stay in the run, but Snowy gets out every morning and does her own thing. By afternoon, she's back at the run gate waiting to get in.

I noticed when I was up last week that there were no white eggs in the boxes - indicating that Snowy, who's good layer, had set up an alternative nestbox. After much hunting, John found her nest with eleven eggs in it.

We have been a bit worried that Snowy would come a cropper. Yesterday, she disappeared. John found a little pile of white feathers and we thought "that's it." But last night, John and Linda were sitting outside the caravan when who wanders past but the bold Snowy!

Linda phoned this morning to say that Snowy hadn't escaped this morning, so I wonder if she's had a near miss and decided to stay closer to home. She's such a wee character though, I'm glad she's OK.

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