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Ruby is missing

RubyDon’t be alarmed, but Ruby went missing today. Before I got home, Hannes sent me an SMS saying Ruby is missing in action! Now, remember this is the chicken that destroyed my garden last week, so she seems to be on a mission to get out of the back area. NOW, this weekend, I caught her in the neighbour’s garden. Hmmmmmmm….. she is flying over the fences now, I see. So when I got home – it was dark and raining. I got my big torch and hunted around, peering over the next-door-neighbours fences (Now we haven’t got high walls between us, yet. We are still a small community and still quite neighbourly!). But to no avail. I’m going to have to get up early to find her before someone else does (or the neighbours dog!)

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

8 replies on “Ruby is missing”

My comment just evaporated! I said Ruby is actually already in our property here. Most of our native chickens are of that color, it’s good yours is far from ours, as it will be difficult to know which one is yours. We can say that they are all totally ours! hahaha!

So funny – she is thankfully back and happy about it too. Just give her extra love and attention.

Hi Barbara, i should have said Ruby is already in our property here. Many of our native chickens look like her, and some have lighter color but that hue also. hahaha!

The last note Christine left on Blotanical for me was that Barbara was chasing chickens. That was months ago and I had thought it was a joke.

I remember in the old days, a small part of the chicken wings were clipped off to prevent them from flying high. I have no clue which part of the wings but I know that it is just a small portion because it was not visible.

Totally!! Just could not figure this one out. I guess when we changed the feed she went on strike! We got some new feed yesterday and all is back to normal. Weird how this can influence the emotions of a chicken!

All is well. Just so happy we found her. Now I know where to look next time she roams. THanks for the love!

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