29 thoughts on “Overrun By Critters

  1. Ray V. says:

    Please send your shipping address as I’d like to gift you with about 30 Canadian Geese that have taken up shop in the neighborhood pond and surroundings. Goose poop everywhere. Being on a farm, you probably wouldn’t notice it.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      LOL. As long as they would just stay and paddle around by the river it would probably be fine! I think there is only one resident pair in the mile section we are in. I bet your neighborhood pond does have poop everywhere!

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  2. Deb says:

    Oh that’s so funny about screaming like a girl, hehe. I’m sorry about your girls, that must have been sad, especially to see it. Didn’t you say your husband likes skunks, maybe even had one as a pet? I had a Mama raccoon come by with her two little ones…they were as cute as could be. Mama was busy eating the sunflower seeds while the kids were running around in and out of the woods…she barely kept an eye on them. They reminded me of kittens…I recorded it with my phone, they were so cute. It really is a blessing to see God’s creations take life every Spring. I hope those bunnies grow and find a nice home in the woods where you don’t have to worry about mowing them over. And maybe Stinky can be your husband’s new pet!! 🙂

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  3. Anne Mehrling says:

    You do have lots of wild animals about your place! We have a skunk on the next street — smell it every morning as we walk. I’m sure all our neighbors are content to let it live there, as long as it stays away from our houses.

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  4. Al says:

    There’s only one surefire way to prevent this from happening again. The chickens have to move into the house with you. Maybe you can teach them to lay eggs right in the frying pan.

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  5. ruthsoaper says:

    So sorry about the loss of your hens. We are dealing with a raccoon right now who has been visiting our chicken yard. First it was only at night eating scratch that was left behind. Then last week it showed up before the chickens were inside for the night and it got one of our hens. She was still alive when we found her but too injured to save. It was heart breaking. We don’t like to kill wild animals unless we have to but my husband is ready to shoot this one. In the mean time we have removed a lot small bushes from the area so we can better see what is going on and will be putting a string of barbed wire along the top of the fence in hopes it will keep the raccoon from going over. I wish we were able to talk to the wild life and make a deal – we would welcome the raccoon to eat out of the compost pile or the pond if it would not harm our chickens. Does that make me sound crazy???

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  6. lindasschaub says:

    I love this post (except for the fate of the hens) … most of my posts this last month or six weeks have been about babies, including bunnies. Your quote is just perfect as well.

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  7. Lisa@LismorePaperCo. says:

    I’d scream too if I had that going on. We have had an abundance of critters this year, too. I know what you mean about the bunnies, but they are so darn cute! Sorry that you lost a few of the girls. Baby skunks are so cute, too bad they turn into little stinkers.

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