I went to give the chicks their crack… um, meal worms. I pushed the brooder lid back just enough to get my hand into both brooders. Years of catching falling kids served me well. I didn’t even see movement. I just swung back to the second brooder and caught Boss as she landed on the top edge of the brooder she had just been in.
Fast little sucker.
I had a feeling she was going to try it. For the past week, I’ve noticed her eyeing the opening when I move the lid. A Rock has been doing the same thing, so I expect more escape attempts. It makes it a bit difficult when the lids span two brooders.
The snow is finally melting (Thank you, Lord!) so we will begin working on the coop this coming week.
*does happy dance*
Btw, breathing while dumping a 50 lb bag of feed into the mouse-proof bin isn’t a good idea. That was an hour ago, and I’m still coughing off and on.