If you’re going to have animals, you need to be prepared for them to die. Sometimes prematurely. Last night something opened the coop, climbed in, and killed our chickens. The timing and the carnage point to maybe a raccoon or an opossum as the culprit, but we’ll never know for sure. There are so many things that will kill and eat a chicken, even in an urban backyard. Chickens are tasty and rather defenseless, and your neighborhood is full of potential predators.
This has definitely been a learning experience, and we’ll take some time to think about it before we try again.