Hang on for some rain tomorrow and Wednesday! We really need it. Getting our posts set for the new pastures has been a real headache. Our friends, local farmers are breaking the plow blades and rippers in less than 90 acres! We need to turn over our garden plot and our lil JD790 is struggling to do it. My chickens love when we turn the garden over, lots of awesome bugs. They follow the tractor scratching and gobbling them up.
It is spitting rain here now, need more than that. Our birds go nuts anytime we have to dig for any reason too, I get a kick out of it and of course I help!!
Raccoon or possum is my gut feeling on this horrible event. I had cooper/sharp shinned hawk go after the silkie trio I had last year, and my frizzle rooster was left in a similar condition. Another possible predator. There was a pair that my guineas attacked and killed but was too late for my frizzle. I had my trio in a mastiff sized wire crate in the shed. They actually squeezed between the bars and got my roo, had to grab the 2 hens out, and it attacked me! Let the hawk out, came right back. My guinea got it. Not 20 minutes later the other hawk was back, and the guineas nailed it as soon as it flew into the shed. All that was left of my poor fells was his head, feathers and skin.
Didn't know they would go inside a coop after anything. That is not good. Good job to the guinea!! Sorry about you roo. Don't know if that hawk was brave or just plain stupid!!
To attack a human and then to come back after it's free???? Stupid Hawk!!
I dont know when that happened to ya but I know I'm sick of Hawks and Falcons this year!! always see them but this year they just wont stay away!! Even when I go running towards them, I have to get real close before they will leave. I know my neighbors think I'm nuts, lol not that I care.