Last night the fox succeeded to enter the henhouse! This morning I found one hen dead, and the rooster had disappeared. So the fox took my beautiful red, large rooster, maybe to feed his 'children'. The fox took the rooster through a very small hole in the wire -netting....
There is a silence around the house....
I am so sorry about your rooster and hen! Oh my. How disturbing this must be. I suppose it is all a part of country living but now you have to try to replace the rooster and redo your fenced area. I like your attitude about how the fox must have needed them to feed his family. But it is still sad.BeantwoordenVerwijderen
Oeps, dat is niet zo mooi Baukje. Eerst een naald in je bips en nu dit weer. Sterkte met het verlies, ga maar gauw een paar lapjes aan elkaar naaien, dat geeft wat troost. Liefs DorienBeantwoordenVerwijderen
He bah, wat akelig! We weten allemaal wel dat de dierenwereld zo in elkaar zit, maar ik vind het echt niet leuk!BeantwoordenVerwijderen
Oh no Baukje! I'm so sorry - I don't suppose your rooster has gone into hiding and might wander back in a day or two? Foxes are so clever - they find the tiniest way in and its hard to be on guard all the time.BeantwoordenVerwijderen
I'm so sorry to hear about your flock and the fox problem. We used to have similar issues (and they even dissuaded us from keeping chickens altogether at one point) with weasels and foxes until we started housing our geese with our chickens. Those ornery buggers were a big deterrent for the chicken thieves. Or rather, they were until the coyotes moved into the neighborhood. Now we don't have chickens because of the coyotes and not having/knowing of a way to keep them out.BeantwoordenVerwijderen
So sorry that it happened! I know how upsetting that must be for you!BeantwoordenVerwijderen
What a pity, I hope you can fox proof the henhouse!BeantwoordenVerwijderen
I am so sorry about your rooster and hen.BeantwoordenVerwijderen