On Thursday night a fox came and left 31 dead chickens in our main coop. Most of my rare-breed Ixworth chickens that I have been breeding for the last couple of years from different genetic sources were killed, including the cockerel I swopped with my friend Geoff and was going to be the breeding cockerel next year. My old pekin and barba d’uccle hens were killed too. I was, and am, pretty devastated.
But my main question is:
Alpacas where were you?
Seriously, this is your job – please step up the security.
These were my hens before the attack – most of them are now dead.
I plucked and gutted 7 of the Ixworths and minced them for dog food so they didn’t go to waste. I didn’t have the heart (or time) to do the others.
Yesterday was not a good day …… although the digger came to clear and level the space for the pop-up cafe and the stainless steel man took measurements and will soon start fabrication ….. it was still not a good day.
N.B. I hope the fox took at least one chicken back with them …. I do know that they need to eat too. But maybe next time they could catch a rabbit instead.
N.B. Yhong Zheng survived the attack, I don’t think our Maran cockerel did though.