i'm devastated my 4 chickens and 2 drakes were pets and the fox got 2 of my chickens and bit the neck of a drake who at this moment touch wood has survived the attack. I am so upset my little bantam used to ride around on my shoulder. What is worse, that she and the other bantam were inseparable I dont know what to do - there are only 2 chickens left should I get another two to keep them company? The head chicken is still with me and i think the 2nd from bottom chicken.
Stella sang the egg song this morning so at the moment it doesnt look as if the chickens are affected. Its my own fault which is worse - i couldnt get one of them into their run as they only have an hour out in the morning due to it being darker in the morning and the ones I put back were putting up such a fuss I felt guilty and phoned my partner and we said ok let's leave them out for the day as we let them stay in the garden all day during the weekend and i went to work and left my poor babies to get killed by a fox and the fox didnt even eat Horatio he just left her dead body lying there. My poor bantam was taken its just too awful for words. I know i'm not the first or last for this to happen to I know lots of owners have felt this loss too but its not the same without their little faces in the morning. How you can go from one morning with them all quacking and clucking at the back door all happy and the next morning just dead silence.
But anyway I dont want my chickens to be lonely but I dont want to just simply put two more in there and they get picked on or they are unhappy. I cant even think about what will happen if the drake doesnt survive.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated