Flown the Coop

So Glenn and Maggie brought over Monty a nice rooster to “lead” the Ladies in our chicken yard. Monty lasted about 2 hours before he flew into the trees. In the morning he took off. We can hear him crowing (and our neighbor shooting) so we know he isn’t dead.

Any suggestions on how to get him back? I’m thinking we’re SOL.

(Wolf and I are definitely bad, bad, bad rooster farmers).

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4 Responses to Flown the Coop

  1. Maggie says:

    Unfortunately, there is not much you can do but hope he gets lonely or hungry enough to come back to the coop. Even if you went out and caught him, he obviously could fly out again if he wants.

    He never went very far from the barns at the farm; hopfully he’ll change his mind and come back…

    Sorry we brought you such a boob!

  2. Howling Hill says:

    Maggie, totally not your fault. Wolf and I are the boneheads here! We should’ve put him in the coop right away instead of letting him free.

    We hear him crowing every morning so he’s not far away. This pleases me.

  3. Maggie says:

    Ya know, if you can catch him and lock him in the coop for a few days, that might get him to stick around once he learns where the milk n’ honey are, so to speak. Or maybe he’ll just go feral and you’ll be the land of wild chickens… ;)

  4. Howling Hill says:

    Catching him will be the tricky part.

    I’ve been putting food out for him around the fence. I hope to put a bowl under a box, pull the string, and flop the box down on him. But it’ll take a while before we get that far.

    Wolf and I were talking about having feral chickens. Hopefully Mr. Gunhappy (old man at the bottom of the hill) won’t shoot Monty.

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