Posted: 20/02/2013 at 09:18
Sorry about Aggie. Was she elderly? I used to have chickens, but had a fox problem. The chooks liked to be in the orchard in the daytime but fox got too bold and started hunting in the day. And my favourite bantam, Annabelle, got killed by the farmer's dog. Then Millie the Muscovy duck made a nest by the pond and was determined to sit on it, so I couldn't find her at bedtime when I shut the ducks up, but found her in the morning after the fox had been, feathers and broken eggs. It was all too upsetting and the children were fairly small then so they were upset, so I stopped keeping birds. We'd spent a fortune fencing the veg garden as the ducks trashed it (they love lettuce).