Over the past 3 or so weeks we have lost two chickens (first time in almost a year since we first got them). In both cases, it happened between about 2pm and 6pm---there was a pile of feathers left, and a short trail of feathers back into the woods. For the first instance (two weeks earlier than the second) we were able to find a print.....and it looks an awful lot like a coyote print. Here's hoping it goes away or rears its head for us to shoot it....because now we're down to 4 laying hens. The chicks should start laying in august or september though. Only thing is, now it takes us 3 or more (laying has decreased very slightly) days to get a dozen eggs. Arg.


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