Dwindling Bird Population

9 Feb

I have very few birds left on my farm.  I have the two peacocks.  Both of my hens were really old and have succumbed to the crazy weather.

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I’ve lost more geese to the coyotes.  I finally got the remaining six into the chicken coop.   It’s too small of a space, but it’s the only way I can protect them right now.

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Sadly, there’s plenty of room for birds in the coop because I’ve lost more hens.

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I think I finally have taken care of the predators, but I only have nine hens (and the three nasty roosters) left.

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It’s been a bit disheartening not to be able to keep my birds safe.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

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9 Responses to “Dwindling Bird Population”

  1. brokenteepee February 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    I’m sorry your birdies have gone to the coyotes.

  2. Linda, Shenandoah Valley February 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your troubles.

  3. Jeanne February 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    I’m sorry about all your birds! Do you plan to get any replacements?

  4. Eileen February 10, 2017 at 5:02 am #

    Hello, sorry about your birds! I hope the remaining birds stay safe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  5. Jody February 10, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Teresa, I hope to buy a few chicks this spring, they come straight run, of course so if I get more hens than I need i will pass one on.

    • Teresa February 10, 2017 at 8:14 am #

      Thanks. I want to make sure I don’t lose more before I get any.

  6. pattisj February 13, 2017 at 12:57 am #

    Hope you can get this solved, it’s hard to lose animals.

  7. Jim February 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    I’m not sure why our chickens came back to the chicken house in the evening. Maybe Mom fed them at the time for them to come. There generally would be a few who would rather sleep in the trees so it was my chore to catch those buggers and bring them in.
    If they were out all night likely they would be eaten raw before morning by the coyotes.
    ..

    • Teresa February 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

      Light training. Chickens are drawn to light.

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