Lost my flock to a predator last night. I had taken my chickens up to the school's coop (which is enclosed but only with chicken wire) as I'll be gone for a week. Came in this afternoon to check on them and all I found was a profusion of feathers. I think I'm just numb at this point-too tired to even cry any longer.
If I have my way, the school's coop is going to be a freaking FORTRESS when I am through. I sent out letters to a few companies hoping for hardware cloth or poultry netting donations. I'll still help the kids out, but first we need to secure the coop.
On the note of my lost chickies: I didn't even stop at my house after discovering the slauter-went strait to the local greenhouse/feed store. Here are a few new friends. I decided SCREW THE CITY: I'm keeping a rooster anyway-with a "Pie-Hole" collar which I will make this afternoon. ( Pie hole collar= SHUT YOUR PIE_HOLE YOU STUPID ROOSTER!) I also got a little duck friend.
Help with the breeds on the duck and bantam pair. What kind of duck has an Afro?
WHITE LEGHORN NEEDS A NAME
T the Duck (just Tee if a boy-Tia if a girl)