Most people will find a stray dog or a cat occasionally on their homesteads. A few will find a cow, horse or maybe even a goat that has gotten loose.
But not many find this:
A buff orpington hen!
I noticed her at the north side of our property Saturday. I didn't see her all day Sunday and figured she had met her match.
Then yesterday when I got home from work she was there again. Yesterday was very hot and she wasn't walking around foraging like she had been Saturday. I made a couple calls to the closest neighbors to see if they had recently bought chickens and all said "No, we thought you got more chickens".
So I took her some water. Later around 8:00 I found her roosting in one of our evergreen trees.
Not sure what we will do with her yet. But I figure if she is still here in a few more days I better get the smaller chicken coop cleaned out and prepared for her. She looks to be a younger hen.
Ahhhh, the life on acreage in the country. You never know what you will find.