Thank you for your lovely comments, today i just feel really angry and want to be sure this won’t happen again.
But no fox yet. Unless it is a scuba fox, its pouring rain. Lovely Lovely Stuff.
Hubby was as shocked as I am about all of the girls being gone. He is even more certain now it is a fox. Meanwhile I have discovered that I didn’t realize how much of a routine I had with feeding the girls until I went to put them away yesterday. *bummer* The first time in 3 years I haven’t had a chook in the yard. But there will be more – next time I will try to find heritage breeds and I will take my time finding them, instead of my usual, rather spur of the moment ‘I have to have new chooks’ and will take whatever I can get, idea.
The trapping cage is being left set up in the coop for a few days to see if I can catch ‘it’. ‘Its’ tummy is probably very full after eating 4 chooks in a week, plus this weather. (No one wants to go out in this….) Yeah there is no chooks left but it knows where to look for more and I certainly don’t want it to happen again.
Once the weather has cleared up I will pull down the old night pen and rebuild a fully enclosed one. Hubby’s not too keen on this, but the plans are already on the table, in a typical Emily-fashion I can always make it better. This new night pen will have a roof on it so hopefully the sparrows won’t get in and constantly be messing up the water. You know all those things that you think of or discover later on that really needed to be included with the original build.
Here are some brilliant looking coops:
- Hilltop House – Bushland Project
- Chook Run – Bushland Project
- Tractor style – Bushland Project
- Hen House – Going Green
- Chook Enclousure – Footprint Reduction in the burbs
- Hen House – CrossRoads
- Dome Living – Life in the Dome
Have I missed yours and you’d love to add it to the list? Comment below…