We’ve had a couple of break-ins at our place in the past week. Always perpetrated by Bronwyn. She looks totally innocent when caught but she can’t plead innocent, we catch her red-handed inside the vegetable patch.
Even if she had managed to break-out after breaking-in (now why would she do that?), all we’d need is a check of her beak against the imprints left on the kohlrabi to find her guilty as charged.
What is a just sentence for a chicken who outwits her owners and finds a weak spot in the fence?
So far her damage has been minor: a few lost leaves, some seedlings uprooted; but it’s only a matter of time before she does something that I won’t just chuckle about. We have a suspicion about the location of her entrance point and we’ve reinforced it, but short of locking the poor beast in her run, I’m not sure how to ensure she never gets in again. Actually, that’s a lie, I know what we’ll do: we’ll obsessively look out the window and run down shouting every time she does another break-in. *Sigh* the fate of a chicken owner with a clever and always-hungry chicken.
Oh No! After posting this I went outside and there was Bronwyn, standing INSIDE the veggie patch. Now what?