Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trouble


You see the trouble, don't you? And I'm getting tired of having to get her out of the tree. She was not the first one that started getting in the tree at night. But when I caught her and put her in the house, she only did it one more time. Thelma is a little more hard headed.

As you can see I have the ladder handy so I can get her and put her in the house.


So now I have to cut some more limbs off. I guess I could have trimmed her wings, but I wanted to try this first. I am leaving for a week on August 28th and having someone close up at night and open in the mornings.
So far, so good. She is going in the house at night.
This morning I sitting on the front porch drinking coffee about eight thirty and my chickens were in the pasture. They started clucking and running every which way. I jumped up and started screaming and running to the fence and saw a coyote running back in the woods. If I hadn't been sitting there, he would have had a chickens. So now, all this week before I leave, I will start walking through the woods morning and evening and hope this will hold him off for the week I will be gone.


9 comments:

Jan said...

Thelma seems to aspire to be an eagle. Well, who can blame her?

Benny and Lily said...

you better give those coyotes a talkin too and let them know who's boss
Benny & Lily

Potterwatch's Peeps said...

Can you scare a coyote with a scarecrow?

Jennifer said...

Oh No... hope that coyote STAYS AWAY!

Becky's Barnyard said...

I don't know about a scarecrow, but I sprayed some perfume on an old sports bra and walked through the woods. Then left it on a limb about where he would come out to get the chickens.

LindaG said...

Glad to hear your chickens are okay!

If they could get themselves down again, maybe they'd be safe in the tree.

Hope all goes well while you're gone!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

She just wants a birds eye view of everything!!
Sure glad you were around when that coyote decided to come and visit...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

LizzyBean said...

Gosh, that was a close call!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Sure was a good thing you were sitting on your porch!

I've heard that the scent of dog urine will keep the coyotes from coming to close. Don't know if that is true on not, but, maybe it's worth a try getting one of the dogs to take a tinkle around there.