Posted by: Diane | August 21, 2009

Fox in the Henhouse

Our broody hen, Pip, was sitting on a couple of eggs early this week, when she was snatched off of her nest by a fox. Max the dog saved the day this time, and when we went out to see what the ruckus was about, he found Pip standing in the driveway. He walked around the back of the house and came face to face with Mr. Foxy Loxy, who promptly headed for the hills!
He put Pip in the barn for safekeeping overnight, and she seems no worse for wear. Lucky Pip.
We have ordered 28 baby chicks–25 mixed male and female Rhode Island Reds and 3 Buff Orpington pullets–to be delivered next Thursday or Friday. I’ll be making a home for them in our barn where (I hope) they’ll be safe from marauding predators.



  1. Fox in the Henhouse .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

  2. You need a chicken house! I always wondered why my Grannie penned up her chickens at night, now I know!

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