In My Sights


These three little hens escaped the chicken house/yard and I’ve got to get them back in before they get my tomatoes. (Saw the first flower on a tomato plant in my garden this weekend!) I’ve tried to catch them repeatedly and they’re wily little things. They keep getting away!


  1. Joell says:

    Good thing you have them back where they belong, they can wreck a garden very quickly.
    We have blooms on our tomatoes too, one cherry tomato plant has a tenny tiny tomato. I am surprised to see blooms this early because the plants are not that big as yet. Going to start staking them this week.

  2. Old Geezer says:

    I suggest you might try watching as many Road Runner cartoons as possible for ideas on catching those chickens. Coyote has a lot of good schemes. He’s just not so good on their execution.

  3. yvonnem says:

    Maybe you should move the bird feeder to the chicken yard! :chicken:

  4. Lois says:

    Watch them closely when it’s just before dark to see where they’re going to bed down and catch them then. Easy once they settle in for the night.

  5. feedinbirds says:

    Gotta love chickens. If they can get out they will. Had one fly over an 8′ fence when she was young and more slender.

    Suzanne, were you looking for information on a sewing machine cabinet with a pull out chair? Hopefully I haven’t lost my mind and that was you. Just sent you an email with photos and some information. If that wasn’t you….never mind.

    The chickens will come back to roost!

  6. dmcfarland says:

    So cute, those three outsmarting you. The first thing that came to my mind was…Charles Angels…now I’m trying to decide which one is Farrah, must be the one in the middle.

  7. DancesInGarden says:

    I agree, much easier at night!

    We did everything we could to stop a handful of chickens from “flying” over our chicken yard fence, but they kept getting out. One day I caught them red handed CLIMBING THE FENCE then jumping off the top. Part of that climb was a 45 degree angle leaning inwards. I figured if they wanted that badly to be an owl or dog snack, then I wasn’t going to argue as long as they didn’t teach any more of the others LOL.

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