Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Something has killed a chicken each day for the last three days - Stewart, who is huge, then a Buckeye hen, also very big, and yesterday the last of my Buff Orpington hens.  I don't know what to do.  It is a daytime predator.  Yesterday I shut up the small gate that allows the chickens to roam free.  I thought it might be a fox that could squeeze through that opening, but whatever it is is getting in some other way.  I don't think it is a hawk, because it would prey on the smaller chickens, and so far it hasn't gotten a Campine.

I'm going out there to check fencing this morning, also to make sure my umbrella of fish line is still up well enough to keep hawks out, in case that is in fact the problem.

So depressing.

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