MR FOX

the chickens
He has to be the chicken keeper’s number one enemy. When the farmers lose their egg laying friends to foxes it’s a sad and distressing time.

This morning we went down to the chicken house to gather the eggs and check on Susan’s small flock of hens that have free range of the garden.

On opening the door we realized that two of the four hens were missing. Later Susan found one of the hens under the pine tree with its head removed. Foxes are clever hunters and don’t leave much evidence of their visit.

no chickens

We all love nature and most people have a live and let live attitude but this experience was a bit upsetting and I guess Susan will have to become ever watchful when it comes to keeping her chickens and Mr. Fox apart.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s