So yesterday I was doing some work in the duck’s yard. I was working on getting their little pool a bit more level so that they would end up having more water. At the end of the day, I took my wife out to show her what I had gotten done during the day. That is when I heard it.
There was a quacking, I know, not all that odd in the duck yard. But it sounded like it was coming from inside the coop. Well that isn’t all that odd either. But then when I looked in the coop, no duck. Behind the coop, no duck. But the quacking continued. Then I looked under the coop.
Now the past few days the chickens had been scratching to make a dust bath. I noticed that some of the smaller hens where able to squeeze themselves underneath. I’ve seen some of the Khaki Campbells tryed to get under, but it seemed like they were too big to fit.
Imagine my surprise when I looked under the coop and saw a pekin, stuck under the coop. She was quacking and quacking, but seemed like she couldn’t make it out. So I had to dig her out. I dug a bit of a trench and was able to pull her out from under the coop. Of course she wasn’t thankful about this, then once she got out she ran off to be next to the other pekin and they wandered off as though nothing had happened.
I’ve now blocked up the holes some more and the chickens have a new dust bath area. Hopefully we won’t have any more ducks that need extraction.