This week we had a close call when a chick wedged itself between the netting & chicken wire, of it’s enclosure. The alarm sounded with some extreme squawking by the mother hen. I looked out the window to find a Grey Goshawk sitting on top of their home. Before I had time to react, Zuki swung into action & chased off the hawk & positioned himself near the chick until we came over to push it back in. For the next two days the mother hen wouldn’t let her chicks roam unless Zuki was sitting protectively next to the cage. Zuki still sits for hours next to the cage whimpering while she tut-tuts back & I notice if he changes his position around the cage, she follow suit.
Zuki also likes to show off his ‘babies’ & today when a friend visited, he was met at the car by a very enthusiastic dog then herded over towards his chooks. Zuki was grinning & looking up for acknowledgement..It was a total crack-up!!