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    chicken pulled through fence

    I don't think most predators react to seeing other dead predators, but raccoons are extremely intelligent and will not only avoid any place that is dangerous to them, they will also pass that info onto their young'uns. We are in prime raccoon interface territory and they have not returned in the...
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    saying goodbye to Ester.

    Oh my, what a terrible ending for your poor hens. Racoons are nasty and I've been lucky enough to not have to clean up that kind of disaster while grieving the loss. Yah. best wishes to you and your feathered friends.
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    saying goodbye to Ester.

    Sorry to bring back sad memories. but they get wound in with the good ones. I have actually had five hens die recently. Three were ancient like Ester and two were younger. The most recent one was Matilda who was eight when we adopted her and was fourteen when she passed. She was a nasty mean hen...
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    saying goodbye to Ester.

    Ester would have turned six in June. A good age for a chicken, but an exceptional age for a sex link hen. She was my sweetest, best loved hen. (Don't tell the others, although I expect they knew). Ester was one of six, day-old chicks, that I hand raised. There is now only one survivor, Ol' Brown...
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    5 year old black star sex-link hen laid an egg.

    If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe it. Ester and Brown Betty are the last survivors of six chicks I got 5 years ago, as day old babies. I found Ester in the nest box this morning sitting on a huge clutch of eggs. When I finished gathering the eggs I went back to check on...
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