Lost one chicken to a predator
Yesterday was such a nice day that we let them out to free range. At bed time we were one short. We got out the flashlights and looked everywhere. Found her, dead, in the field. It looks like her back was eaten. We're thinking probably a hawk? We do have lots of them here.
That's the last free ranging they'll do. They have a huge home and very large pen. We're putting the roof back on the pen this week. It collapsed in the snow.
We're very sad at the loss of one of our girls. It's too bad we had to learn the free ranging lesson the hard way.