As some of you may know, Bantam (Bantee) chickens are sometimes known for their unusual habit of sleeping up in trees. But beware Bantam owners, for it can be dangerous and fatal for the tiny treetop sleepers. Trust me, I know from personal experience, and here is my story.
It was a dark and stormy night… … just kidding. Actually, it was a pretty clear and cloudless night (but it was still dark), and, as usual, my little Bantee chickens (Rocky and Ginger; who are mates) were sleeping in their tree. The very next morning, I got up bright and early to feed my chickens, ducks, and geese, but I couldn’t find Rocky anywhere! Ginger was devastated. The next day, I went out again to feed the birds. Still no Rocky! By the next morning of no Rocky, it was pretty clear that he was probably gone for good. But the next day, what are we to find but Rocky walking up the driveway!!! We were so surprised. There were a few wounds on his little comb. They looked a lot like talon marks, so we assumed that he had been taken by a big bird and had somehow wriggled free and found his way home after nearly 4 days!. Ginger was so happy to have her one true love back. And from that day on, Ginger and Rocky never slept in a tree again (because we made sure we locked them in the little chicken house!).