Sunday, August 9, 2015
Rooster Adventure Continues - And then there were two
So it turns out the two roosters who went to the ivy covered tree in the front yard were the smarter ones. They made it through the night unharmed.
The one who ran away back behind the bee hives was somethings breakfast. My guess is a coyote since all I found were a few feathers. Whatever it was had to have been large enough to subdue the rather large rooster with little feather loss and then carry the body way off without leaving a feather or blood trail to follow.
The shame of this is that had the outside dog not been inside it more than likely wouldn't have happened as he is good about guarding the place. Of course he might have killed the chicken himself anyway which is the big catch 22.
The other two came out this morning and walked around all day doing the job I would want chickens to do. Whenever they heard me out working they eventually came to where I was at staying just out of reach. I almost got them caught and put back into the barn lot but they are a bit too nervous yet for that type of activity. They are still deathly afraid of the sheep which is the real problem. Supposedly they were left in the barn with horses at their old place but the concept of sheep is just too much for them. It doesn't help that the sheep come up and try and lick the stupid birds either.
By mid afternoon the remaining two birds were obviously feeling more secure, probably falsely so, and wondering all over the place. At dusk they once again came over to the barn and were enticed by me feeding them some oats but then saw the sheep and hightailed it back to their ivy tree.
I guess we will see if they make it through the night.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!