I think they just let them fend for themselves. I'm not sure Phoebe, Zeebee, Gwen, and Hoot would appreciate that particular idea.
See the Wizard of Oz chickens here:
There are many stories about farm animals being picked up by tornadoes. The chicken being plucked by a tornado is probably not true. It was perhaps molting when the storm hit.
A few years back, the hen house went through the 100 mph winds of Hurricane Ike with no damage. Maybe I should join the chickens rather than stay in the house? :-)
Gwen seems alert to the rains and wind but maintains her always calm disposition. She's always 'talking' to me about what's on her mind. She's a beautiful Australorp...a breed from Australia. Would YOU just let her fly off in a tornado? No way!
Here's the POST-IKE part of the coop. I'd need to put a set of 20 bricks on the runner boards to keep things from blowing away.
(Yes, the leaves ARE falling)
My wife bought this pretty feather piece for her hair. Since keeping chickens, I've suddenly started noticing this type of jewelry.
But I asked the wrong question.
I asked, "Was it anyone we knew?" LOL
Thanks for stopping by~ David :-)