Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chicken Hawks

The Davis's (that's what the free range chickens are known as) have been sleeping inside since three of their family members were killed by a probable hawk. Or probably killed by an actual hawk. Or actually killed by something. Maybe a hawk. We left the farm to run some errands and Jenny came back to a dead chicken. Upon further investigation we discovered that two others were gone. Reuben was hurt - missing feathers and there was some blood on his back. He hasn't left his coop in a week. He spent the first couple of nights sleeping on the floor. This from a chicken who usually sleeps fairly high up in a tree. It's sad to see only a couple of hens here and there roaming the yard. 

1 comment:

Introverted Art said...

oh, that's kind of sad. I am not a vegetarian by any means, but I had a pet chicken when I was young, Josefina, was her name. She was sweet and loved to be hugged, I always hate to see them hurt like that.