Let me introduce you to my backyard chicken predators…
This is my not-so-little-friend the coyote.
And this is my little friend Mr. Fox.
And if you are asking yourself “what is he staring so intently at?”
My coop of course!
Isn’t it amazing what you can pick up on a trail cam? We’ve also spotted possum and raccoon – and I’ve never seen a raccoon this big. It’s like something out of a 1950’s horror movie. Thankfully my coop is super secure now, but we need to work on the run once the ground thaws out a bit. I guess it’s a never ending battle against the predators when you have farm animals.
And I think I’ve finally embraced the value of a nice fur coat for the winter months…