Friday, October 12, 2007

R.I.P my Sweet Ladies

It's a sad day today in our household. Last night a fox attacked our chookies. There were no survivors. *sob* *sob*. The thing that upsets me most about a fox attack is that it is so senseless. At least if they were eating the chooks you could put it down to the whole "circle of life". Still, I guess they're only following their own instinct. Whatever that is.

The one saving grace in all of this is that we are due to pick up new chickens on Tuesday. So we're really thankful this attack happened yesterday with only 2 casualties rather than next week and having 8 casualties. DH will get busy and concrete up the small gap that the fox found where he could dig into the enclosure. And he'll take some time to do some fox hunting as well.

It's good to have some plans in place to try and make sure this doesn't happen again. But it doesn't stop me feeling sad..... It's amazing how attached we can become to our animals isn't it?

4 comments:

Ali said...

that's so sad about your chooks :(
foxes are sly aren't they? glads you found where it got in and can fix it up before you get more

Kez said...

{{HUGS}}

Joy said...

Oh no! Your poor chookies :( Still, you're right, it's a blessing your new ones weren't there. Have you thought of getting a rooster? A nice big one, like a Barnevelder... we had one that protected his girls from a dog attack once, but I don't know how they would go against a fox.
We're going to have to watch out for foxes on our new property too...
Enjoy your new chooks when they come and put some photos up for us :)
Love,
Joy

lightening said...

Thanks for the sympathy guys. :-)

Joy - I will post a photo of our new chookies when we get them. :-)