Well, I had an interesting start to my day to say the least.
This morning, as I was getting my son ready for preschool, I heard a lot of unusual sounds coming from the chickens. Rango, our rooster, seemed very upset and was clucking extremely loudly. I dashed out of the house at the sound because I knew at once something was wrong.
I looked down to the bottom of the back porch, and was shocked. A Hawk had attacked one of the chickens!! The sucker looked right at me like he had been caught too. But he wasn't lettin go, no no. I started screaming at him, but he drug our poor chicken through the bushes. As I started chasing them, I became more and more frightened. I mean, that Hawk wasn't letting go!! I finally grabbed the broom (all while shouting) and started swinging at him. He finally flew away and into the trees and disappeared before I had the chance to load the gun.
Besides, I was already late to preschool. After I got back from dropping Peyton off, I went to find the chicken that had been attacked. She was still alive, thank God, but not with out a few wounds.
The chickens and Rango all survived today. However, I've got my eyes and ears out, gun loaded, and ready to shoot if he comes back.
Who knew they would be scouting my birds in such a small area. I guess the thing that worries me is he got away. Annnnd, he knows where to come back for more. Hopefully I scared him off. But the chickens will be chillin' up in the coop for a few days just to be on the safe side.
On a lighter note, I did manage to sneak to the store for a bit today after all the chaos.
Picked up a few goodies on the cheap side...are you as excited for spring as me?
Oh good! I knew I wasn't the only one :)
Well, happy planting if you've already started.
And wish me luck on keeping my birds safe. We've grown attached to them over these past few months. The kids and I would hate to see anything bad happen.