I am not happy right now. A few days ago I noticed that my chickens had run scared back into their house. Hmmm, what's going on? On closer inspection there were a couple of hens hiding in the blackberry patch. There I also found one of my hens...dead!!! What killed my little red hen? The fence is good all around the pen so I knew nothing got in there. Plus, there would probably been a chicken massacre if dogs or coyotes had gotten in.
Then yesterday I had left the house and when I pulled up in the yard I noticed the chickens were not out pecking and scratching around. Looking closer I noticed a HUGE hawk in my chicken yard! I grabbed a stick (cause that's what you do, I guess) and slowly walked towards it. I got pretty close to it but it flew over the fence and then away! Two hens were hiding in the blackberry patch and there I found another dead hen!
I AM VERY MAD, NOW!! YOU DON'T MESS WITH MY HENS!!