Saturday, May 21, 2011

One chicken killer down

I went for a walk this morning, after again chasing the sheep out of the CRP, and detoured over the let the chickens out, and noticed that the trap was occupied. It was a possum. It is now a dead possum. Hopefully, there was only one possum, and not a family. Time will tell. In the meantime, today is the day to finish off the lawn, and I'm going to take pity on the poor little chicken who is still sitting on a wooden egg. She's been at this for long enough that she's obviously not giving it up. So, I'm going to move her and about 6 or 8 eggs into a dog crate where she can sit undisturbed with readily available food and water. We're going to let the babies start mingling with the general population, so the baby pen will be available for her and her babies when the eggs hatch in about 4 weeks.