But, even sadder than losing one over-sexed duck is last evening's happenings. It seems that some land predator got into Helen and The Maudes' chicken pen last night. This particular predator somehow fit through the wire fence and ate them all....leaving behind their eggs. The problem with their pen, and what is different than our other chicken pen, is that this pen was built for turkeys and has larger openings in the wire mesh. We will be reinforcing this pen with smaller gauge wire with haste!
Our guinea troupe is down to 6 survivors. I have ordered another brood of 30 mixed guineas. And on a happier note, our 26 new fancy chickens are growing like weeds.
Such is farm life....the losses come with life on the edge of the woods. Some weeks are just a bit harder than others. This week will be better for sure!