Recently we’ve had something showing up in the middle of the day and snatching chickens. It comes in fast and is gone even before the dogs can react. Seems to be after mostly white birds. I guess they’re easier to see. After the guineas gave the alarm the other day I managed to get out there and whatever it was dropped the hen and ran. It grabs them by the head. I found her on her back and thought she was dead. She had some blood coming out of her mouth and blood filling one eye but she was alive. I put her in a basket with some straw and she is fine except for wanting to keep that injured eye closed. We found where one had been caught and it looked like the head had been sliced off with a knife. Any ideas what might do that? I still haven’t done a count to figure out exactly how many are missing.
We started working on the yard for the birds when we first moved here but there were so many of them I hated to confine them and with so many other things needing done it was shoved to the back burner.
Michael and Clifford finishing the yard. It needed one strip of wire to complete the top and the boards along the bottom to attach the wire to.
Day two. Time to finish all but the bottom strip so the birds could get back into their house for the night. Clifford loves to help Dada.
Sorry gang. Last day of freedom!
At some point in the not too distant future we plan on expanding the yard to about double the current size. We will also let them out in the evenings when we’re outside.
We’re getting between 14 and 19 eggs a day now! This is what 19 eggs look like. So many nice colors.
The biggest and smallest for the day.
New bread. I know, I know. Funny looking. Very easy and so good. I’ll do a post!
I have more pictures and another post or two but this is probably enough for now.I’ll leave you with another fantastic sunset from my place to yours.
Have a great day and God bless!