20 December, 2008

How do you apologise to a chicken?

Whoops. Just found out that when I shut the chickens up last night, I left one out. And I don't even have the excuse that she was hard to see in the dark as she's white. I'm sure I looked around so perhaps she was somewhere else in the field or garden. This morning she took it up with the neighbours in irate fashion. I wonder where she spent the night. She's none the worse for spending a night in a tree or hedge, which is a relief as although I didn't spot her, a fox could have easily.

Tonight I took a torch out and did a head count when Rob checked if they were all in.


Elizabeth Musgrave said...

This must be in the running for blog title of the year! Glad she survived the experience. We saw a fox on our pigsty wall the other night, beautiful but deadly.

Don said...

Been there, done that!

In fact, last night, I counted and came up one short and searched the entire barn to no avail.

I hope she turns up today. We have 12 inches of snow on the ground, so she is either in a racoon's dinner menu, or she is strutting around in the barn somewhere getting annoyed with me!

That reminds me, I'd better go check, now that it is light outside.