Rest in Peace, Ricardo

Posted: January 20, 2016 in Articles
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Today I went outside to bring down recycling bins, and I heard a bunch of squawking coming from the chicken coop. I wentrip down to the pen, and I saw the chickens flying around, and one laying on the ground, dead. It was killed by a fox that, when it heard me, ran off into a neighbor’s yard, which is why it didn’t take the chicken with him.

We are guessing that the fox either jumped into a tree, one of whose limbs hung over the chicken fence, or that it jumped onto a part of the coop and got into the fenced-in area that way. We aren’t sure.

It was Ricardo, a dark chicken who was one of our favorites….

Needless to say, we are going to have to find a solution because once a fox tastes a chicken, it remembers where it found it. And this fox knows that there are more.

Comments
  1. Libby says:

    You were lucky. We once lost all of ours overnight, children forgot to shut them in! Hope you can make the rest secure.

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