There are times of the year and in certain locations that there is very little you can do to protect your flock of chickens other than sit on your deck with a shotgun. The other half of last year’s flock was killed today while in what we thought was a secure coop – closed in. Cement foundation, wired windows, new door. Once the carnage is cleaned up the forensics will begin, maybe. Having to deal with your hens being killed by something two years in a row is too much really. Makes you never want to raise a chicken again.
6 thoughts on “They Are Never Safe”
sad, sad day =(
Oh no! That’s terrible! One year I lost several pullets to fox and several to chicken hawks… no more free range!! I would miss my fresh eggs!
So very sorry. Sad to loose the flocks and hives, but we will continue because it is the right thing to do…
So sorry…this happened to me, too, about 6 months ago, and we have traps out, but we still haven’t caught the critter who dug a hole under the coop and tore back the foot of protective hardwire from out of the ground. I hope you can find the culprit.
I am so sad. Now for sure I will not try raising any chickens. I wouldn’t be able to handle it.
Sorry for your loss. Nothing is as discouraging and heartbreaking as losing the chooks to a predator.