Monday, 21 July 2008

Sad News

One of the chickens has gone missing and I think a fox has taken her....the biggest shame is that she is the mum of the little babies, Munkee who I put a pic of on earlier :(

The chickens are all free range so it is always a risk but I have to say, we don't lose many, only 3 in 6 years but it is awful each time.

They are all shut up at night so the risk is lessened but I have tried penning them and they hated it.

The babies have ganged up with the 4 little ones that I hand reared and went into the chicken house all on their own tonight and snuggled up together.

The fox tried to get Skeet the guinea fowl too but she got away, minus a huge amount of lucky girl.

Strange thing is though, the lack of feathers from Munkee....there is just a chance that she is sitting on some eggs somewhere so we will keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.


  1. That's terrible news, have you had any luck since you posted this blog? Hope Skeet's none the worse for her ordeal.
    Hannah xx

  2. No, no sign of her today. Skeet if fine and staying closer to home which is good.

    Little ones seem fine, don't seem to be missing her :(