Well, the chickens survived the weekend. No one died while I was at work. My traps did get moved around yesterday, but not sprung. So when I went out to lock up the chickens I moved the traps around in an attempt to better catch my predator. Annmarie did shut the outside coop run one night and the trap did not get sprung. I now think the predator is not living under the coop. It is just leaving leftovers under the coop and keeps coming back for seconds and thirds.
Worked on fencing again today. We got the wire up near the creek Tomorrow I hope to fix my error at the gate and install two corners (six posts) and 75 feet of fence. It doesn't seem like much for us to finish in one day. But I will be ecstatic if we can do it. I will only have about 150 feet and ten more posts to go. The digging kind of posts with braces. I almost forgot about the walk through gate we need to install. I used the weed eater along the twine path so we could get the fence in through the grass jungle.
Our chocolate lab, Bailey was chasing a turkey today. They have started to move in next to our house. I don't want them competing with my chickens!!
Annmarie took this last spring on the way out of town toward our house, about two miles away.