Friday July 15, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Hard day for chickens
Lost 4 hens
There seemed to be four hens that bite the dust and two of them got toted away.
I reset that cam to watch the chicken pen now. It took most of the day to get that one working as I hadn’t used it in over a year. I had another one of these cams but I couldn’t find it’s power supply. I looked most of the day and finally found it to set the other cam up outside the chicken’s pen to see if it can catch the critters tonight if it or they come back.
Set the trap
Seems to be a bobcat in the area
My brother lost 50 hens one night a couple mouths ago to a bobcat. He had about two hundred hens as he sells eggs at the farmers market. I also heard a neighbor up in the hills lost all his chickens about a mouth ago, so it seems that bobcat has been working the area over.
Big rat eating the peeps
I also lost another little peep today not to the critter. I dug up the pen next to the where the little guys live and found a big rat living there under the ground so filled up all it’s holes and drove the rat off.
Wired gates shut
I also wired all my gates shut at the bottom as this bobcat knows how to push gates open at the bottom, so I hope that helps. I learned that from my brother as that’s how it got into his pens.
Got the cams and software all setup
Then I worked on getting the cam’s software all hooked up and going on my computer so I can watch things from the computer. The software has motion detection so if the critter comes back tonight I should be able to get some pictures of it.
That was sure a sorry day for the chickens.
Nice day but not so good for the chickens.