- Oct 16, 2012
Just a heads up to the people with automatic doors on their coops. Please check all your chickens are inside as the nights draw in. Here in the UK the days are getting rapidly shorter and on Saturday four of our flock were still out when the door closed due to the failing light. Unfortunately a fox (assumed) came in the night and we lost all four birds. Feathers inside and outside the pen were the first signs the next day. We are now monitoring the birds until they get used to the shorter days. One was outside on Sunday after the door closed, but yesterday they were all in.