January 29, 2023
Recently I was tending to my niece Chelsea's chickens. While I was leaving the coop, one of the roosters escaped. A bit of background -- there are coyotes in these parts so an escaped rooster is in grave danger. Having seen Chelsea and her daughter Charlotte return to the chickens to their coop after letting them out for a few minutes, I grabbed a rake and began to try to shoo the rooster (named Margot) back into the coop. Margot was having none of it -- he eluded my capture for 3.5 hours. I even tried a Wile E. Coyote Roadrunner Trap!
Fortunately Ken was able to come help me and within 30 seconds, Margot was back where he belongs.