Originally Posted by Auroradream26
Wow that's scary! I manually open and close my pop doors every morning and evening which really stinks right now wit the cold (i don't handle cold well AT ALL) but I feel better about doing it that way. I saw a hawk fly into our yard a coyote weeks ago worth everyone out (babies were only 4 weeks old).I was SO thankful that my roo was on guard. He signed the alarm and everyone hid until it left. We've seen numerous foxes up and down the road from us and a neighbor said he saw a coyote run through his yard but never in our yard......yet (fingers crossed).
Sounds like you have a good roo! That is spooky, to see a coyote near by, particularly with small children and dogs too.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs I manually close my doors each night. And collect the water containers so they don't freeze, and put the food away so we don't get rats.
So my son broke his arm playing hockey. We are having the oddest year medically, I really don't believe in 'bad luck' or bad ju ju. But I could use a break from all this negative stuff. My son seems fine, smiling away as they wrapped him up, no tears. He's quite a trooper.
Wish I was here:
I'm glad he wasn't seriously injured. I know this may sound terrible, but i think it's a good thing for a boy to break a bone by the time they're an adult. That means they are active, having fun, and being a male.
Originally Posted by troyer
We open and close our coops manually every day.
Originally Posted by wingstone
Actually suburbia is a perfect place for a fox t hang out, all kinds of easy food for them and less natural predators for them, dogs are often fenced in and guns can not be used.... I would say you got a smart fox
Ugh, well at least I can keep a close eye on my girls in the morning.
Glad I'm not the only one tied to my home for the task of putting the chickens "to bed". On that note, I still have to take my Silkie from snuggling up against the back door and put her (him?) in the coop every night.