hens in the garden
hi every one .
to those who have hens or thinking of getting some. a WARNING .
every one thinks only foxes attack hens , as we did . but we have discovered that this is not so. we lost some hens a couple of weeks ago . we did not know wot on earth cud get in , we checked every thing . some of the hens had been chewed but none eaten. then on sat while i was out at work .i got a phone call from oh.saying that another 3 hens were dead and chewed again, so i googled it and found that it can be stotes . they are small and get though tiny holes and rat runs. in fact they live in rat holes after turfing them out.
a friend who knows but such stuff came and looked and confirmed it . so we are now laying traps to catch them . i have talked to a few people and minks polecats as well as even……….your friendly hedgehog will kill hens. hedgehogs bite the necks and suck the blood . the others bit the necks and paralyze them and chew them alive so dont pity the states.
7 of my hens in a week so remember not just foxs kill.
an up date , the 1st 0ct. hens attact againe fri bt 3 ish. o.h rang me to say he herd comotion and ran out to find 3 hens killed again.
the animal that was attacking was jumping 4ft high in the attemt to jump on the hens, oh was in the pen with it trying to catch it . traped it and had to kill it. we now need to identify it . its size of a large ferett and black bt 12 " long body bt 3" diamerty. we are now wondering if its a mink . hoping its an only 1 but we are still traping as it has had 10 hens now.
- 13 Sep, 2010
- 1 like
Previous post: weather
Next post: some resent pics of my garden
Recent posts by cristina
Members who like this blog
Gardening with friends since
1 Aug, 2009