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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mountaingal, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. mountaingal

    mountaingal Hatching

    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi there everyone. I am Annie aka Mountaingal from Cow Central here on top of the mountain in Upstate NY. Nice to be here with you all. I did post a question already and received a message. A few weeks ago a hen laid 19 eggs behind my front bushes. Then she took up residence. I was worried about Lucy ( I named her that) not eating so I laid some food and fresh water every day. Well last Saturday my Hubby came in and told me of Lucy's demise. He said there were chicken feathers and fox fur over the front yard and across the road so he said the fox must have taken her. I told hubby we needed to catch that fox and take it out but as life goes so went the Fox. It seems there is a 60 lb Coyote that snatched the fox and left part of his carcass and his tail across the creek in my neighbors side yard. Most of Lucy's eggs were broken into so we cleaned up the site and gone are the broken eggs. Apparently the coyote has been skulking around our fields looking for food. The deer have been staying low and so have the rabbits. All the men up here have their weapons loaded and are ready to take out the coyote which has become bolder coming down near the farms and farmhouses. Not good. As my hubby and other farmers mowed our fields that rascal came out of the woods and just stood there watching the men. My neighbor who Lucy belonged to has had other free range chickens of his that had been eaten. Its so easy to become attached to them like I did Lucy. I feel the loss over Lucy but my husband reminded me about the circle of life. I think that circle stinks. I think I will go out to the barn and name all the cows now. Sigh!

  2. CarolynsChicks

    CarolynsChicks In the Brooder

    May 4, 2016
    Hi Annie. I am Carolyn. From Downstate NY. I wish I had farmlands like you have. I do however proudly own one acre!! Haha. I have a farm on it, 6 hens, 3 ducks, 3 cats, 2 dogs, one rabbit and a couple of ferrets, and 5 kids.
    Circle of Life. Yep. We keep spinning around it in. I want to know what you decide the cows names will be.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    A 60 lb.coyote must be eating well and often. Out here they are very scrawny beasts. In the cities and suburban areas they are very bold and will grab dogs on a leash a couple feet from their owner, in broad daylight.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Annie and welcome to BYC. Predators are a constant problem, I think we have all had issues at some point or other with critters.

    Best wishes
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. LearninMyFlock

    LearninMyFlock Chirping

    Jul 9, 2016
    Welcome! Hope that coyote disappears soon for the safety of all your animals.

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