In which Minerva Twelve becomes a wild and free chicken at long last
While working in the garden this afternoon, we heard a terrible commotion inside the new Chicken Tractor.
When they were living in the garden, there was room for her to run away. We had hoped that putting the five least-bossy hens in the new Tractor with Twelve would be okay.
We keep the hens confined for their safety, mostly. A platoon of hawks is on continual patrol on the thermals above the Farm, looking out for fat rabbits and unwary hens.
We figure that, eventually, one of those hawks will get Twelve...but it's better than leaving her confined with a bunch of bullies. I hope that she remembers where to lay her eggs.
At first, Twelve didn't want to leave the other hens, even though they shouted bad words through the chicken wire of their confinement.Perhaps she was afraid to be lonely?