Monday, 13 August 2012

Headless chicken ...

Whilst walking up out of Rowsley yesterday towards Fallinge we noticed a bird beside the footpath signpost ...


Surely it would move as we stood there and talked about it. It didn't ...

Surely it would move when I walked right past it to take a photo of the signpost ? It didn't ...

We left it alone and surmised that it was ill. Hopefully there would be no loose dogs in the area later in the day.

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12 comments:

  1. Did you post this just for me...?

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  2. What can I say ... if it makes you happy I'll say 'yes'.

    Assuming you're an expert why do you think the chicken was doing this. Could it have 'issues', y'know ~ hiding from the world ?

    [I probably won't be replying straight away River as I'm going to be doing something else now ...]

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    1. More than likely it was taking a nap far from it's roost. Rather a strange place to do that....but you never can tell with a chicken. (o;

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  3. LOL.. Its head is hidden.. sleeping... or is it???

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  4. Maybe it was hoping it didn't have to cross the road :-))

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    1. It was going the right way about it ...

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    1. I suppose that now and a hen these birds have their crises ...

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  6. Most peculiar behaviour for a chicken. I think I'd have had to have picked it up and taken it with me - just in case I happened upon a farm with chickens along the route - it's more than likely it has a sense of adventure and got lost. I guess it's also possible that it was taken by a fox that managed to lose it along the route - and it just can't find it's way home and/or is injured. If all else failed, I'd have dropped it off at a vet!

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    1. I would perhaps have investigated a bit more Jenny if I hadn't been warned to avoid getting scratched [and infected] by animals in view of my leg thing ...

      ... having taken care therefore to avoid the chicken I then went and scratched my leg on a bramble that raked across the back of my leg half an hour later. The 'blood' was rather more runny than normal.

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