pass the word: we’re bustin’ out


I’ve been really pleased with the PVC chicken tractor that I recently knocked together. I thought the same was true of the girls. Until they rudely decided to blow this pop stand…

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Actually, it was user error. I parked one wheel on a tallish dirt mound, and that created enough extra space underneath the tractor for four criminals to make their break. Two respectable girls stayed inside where they belonged.

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It was a great learning experience for all of us. The chickens didn’t disappear or run out to the road. They just sort of followed me around looking really self-satisfied and investigating the wide world as I wheeled the tractor and the two good girls back toward the pen. I let them enjoy their freedom for a while, until they started heading down the woods path with dusk moving in.

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I called the Missus and she helped me gently steer them toward their open pen, and in they went.

I did like seeing them wandering free in the yard, but that won’t happen permanently. There are just too many bad things in the woods. It was fun while it lasted.

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13 thoughts on “pass the word: we’re bustin’ out

  1. Chickens are fun to watch, we had one that was past her prime so I just let her wander around our property. She never went near the road and when we were outside she always stayed near us.

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  2. It is funny but they tend to know when it is time for bed and are not a problem getting them back where they belong – though there is always one! And they don’t seem to understand that they cant get through the netting when it is between them and the others! I bet they had a good time exploring though.

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