. . .or maybe I should title it, “Why I hate stray dogs so much.”
A stray dog dug under the fence into our chicken coop this morning. It killed 18 of our birds so far, plus two more that are alive now but won’t be for much longer.
It’s so frustrating. We’ve tried to make sure the fence keeps out animals, but apparently the ground was extra soft out there from all the rain we’ve had lately. Either way, that’s a lot of our birds that are now gone.
Two weeks ago something got in our small chicken pen and killed all the birds we were fattening for the freezer. Now this happened today. I’m more aggravated that the birds (and their eggs) were a source of food for us that we don’t get to eat now.
One small consolation is that it will free up some extra cash in our budget. Our egg selling days just came to a halt, but at least we’ll still get a few fresh eggs for ourselves.
It’s going to be weird having such a big coop with so few birds in it. . .