Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chicken casualties

We've lost our chickens. It's a sad story: some predators stalked the enclosure at night. Our dog chased them off, but they returned in predawn to seize birds.

One key advantage they had: one enclosure door was broken by December storms. Critters were able to sneak in.

Another reminder of how skilled and persistent are predators, up here on the mountain.

2 comments:

Ed Webb said...

Nature has sharp edges.

Bryan's workshop blog said...

Red in tooth and claw (or beak), indeed. It's been a while since we lost an animal to a predator.