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MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 10:22:01

. . . to leave my ex-batts out today? I usually keep them in the run when I'm out, they could conceivably get up into the trees and out into neighbouring garden (this happened on first day but not since). Have had them since August (or maybe July).

garden is enclosed by non-springer spaniel proof 6' wall and fence, although lower in some places. Maybe if I pop home at intervals to check on them?

Chickenshavenolips Wed 11-Nov-09 10:27:26

I don't leave mine out free ranging unless I'm home, and I also have a secure garden. Partly it's about foxes, but it's also about possible theft (I keep cute, fluffy footed bantams). However, I know people that do, so it's down to you to assess the risk

overthemill Wed 11-Nov-09 10:29:31

well ime this is teh time of year when hungry things eat chucks and ducks. i wouldnt risk it if i wasnt in and around the garden a lot. but we are in the countryside with lots of not very fantastic mr foxes

MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 10:30:16

should be able to pop home hourly

feel anxious but also so excited for them - some days they wouldn't come out of the run at all, I guess even the worst happened it couldn't be worse than the life they had before

they are sitting by the pond looking too adorable to scoop up and return to the ark

MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 12:21:14

yay they are still alive and well and quite close to their house

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