This week at the Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool we have had fun and games with one of our chickens, so much so we have given her a name.
She is now called 'HILTS' after the Steve McQueen character from 'The great escape' after escaping the chicken run almost every day- to be found outside the property.
At first I thought it was just a one of and gave her the benefit of doubt before clipping her wings as I try to not clip to give them some protection if ever a predator was to get inside the coup but as she was now getting out she was putting herself in greater danger.
So we clipped the right wing only to find that she was still getting out. We think she is flying on to the hen house and then launching herself over the 5ft fence. Yesterday we clipped the other wing and thankfully she is now staying put...lets hope she does not learn to tunnel...lol
The other two birds stay put as they are larger birds and I expect that due to there size they can not make the flight over the fence.
Buying the chickens for the Brittany holiday cottage has been a great decision as the children staying for there holidays at either La Forge or La Veille Maison love interacting with the birds.