I am so frustrated that I couldn't sleep last night and ended up crying this morning.... maybe it's hormones, but most likely it's that damn fox!
He's been around a lot over the past month sneaking off with the odd hen. Well I thought it was only one or two hens until I actually took count down by the hen house and we appear to be missing a lot of hens. Then a few weeks ago our favourite rooster, Cockzilla, went missing one evening. We searched and searched, but I knew when he wasn't on his roost by 6:30pm that he was a gonner.
Last night Donald, our drake Khaki Campbell duck, went missing. The three remaining duck hens were wandering around aimlessly without him leading them. Donald NEVER leaves his girls so I know that fox got him as well.
I like fox, but this has to stop, as I can't continue losing my livestock. Son and Husband are prepared to shoot him if they see him on the property. Until then I have to keep all the poultry locked up (no free ranging) which I hate to do.