Friday, July 24, 2009

Update to today's post

Update. I fortified everything last night and locked the remaining chickens in the hen house, and something still got in and killed five more. I have one chick left and I will be looking for a home for her today. I am officially out of the egg business.

11 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

I've been there too, my friend.

I'm sorry.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Aw, honeykins, sorry for you.! I will be rationing this last dozen from you....

11:28 AM  
Blogger weese said...

oh no!
but how??

and i was just about to suggest you bring them into the house.
ok ok...maybe not the brightest of my ideas.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous F. Lee said...

There's only one animal that kills like this....El Chupacabra

1:51 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm sorry about your chickens. :(

8:19 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts ans sympathy.

5:38 AM  
Blogger g said...

i know the feeling all too well. last year, something got in on several occasions and wiped out my quail and severely depleted my pigeons. i ended up resorting to rat poison under the pen (they were tunneling). that fixed the problem for now.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

wow, that's pretty devastating. To lose animals in your care is always hard...

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

g, I'm going to use 1/4 inch hardware cloth on all vents and lock them in the coop at night. I ordered new chicks.

Teri, that is true. Just when you think you've got things under control nature shows you who is really in control.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

HOW? I can't believe the ferocity of whatever is doing this.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

That's why I'm thinking Mink or weasel.

5:45 AM  

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