Oh, he was beautiful! The hens will start back up again. They don't deal with change well, and it seems any little thing can throw them off laying for a bit.Saturday morning a fox dug under my chain link fence and made off with my beautiful rooster. I'm sure he was doing what he does best, protecting his girls. I think the hens are in shock because I haven't gathered a single egg since.
How is it getting to your birds?I'm sorry to hear that :-( those darn fox are just sneaky and aweful! If you don't mind me asking did this happen during the day or night ? We've recently have been dealing with what sounds like a young male fox who has gotten two of my baby hens and one adult red that is one of our good layers.. I've had the opportunity to shoot at him twice now but looks like I need some more target practice :-/ but I'm always on the watch for him now, we have our fencing buried 1.5 ft with cement and a foot of River Rock on top. And for night time we have the battery powered motion lights around, very inexpensive and hopefully helps deter any bad guys.