So later that evening after dark, while closing up the winter coop I discovered the striped offender trespassing in the coop-yard. Since Kevin wasn't home, I called Rollie and he came down to our place. End of the line for that varmint. I feel kind of bad about it but we just can't have a skunk taking up residence.
Speaking of the winter coop, changes there. A dozen of my older hens have joined the pullets there - they are the keepers -and the rest of the hens and a couple of young roosters have gone to the freezer. We reluctantly sent the turkeys with them. It's really been interesting and fun to raise them, but after all, that is why we had them in the first place. They didn't go without a fuss either; Rollie actually had to go on the roof of the coop with a fishing net to catch one of them, while another flew off into the darkness of the back yard. It was a bit of a hunt in the dark but Rollie was the one to catch than one too.
|Four of the keepers. Some of them look pretty scruffy but that is because they are molting. They will be beautiful again soon. It's kind of funny how the older birds go to "bed" earlier than the young ones - just like us people!|
I am pretty certain that post next week will be about deer hunting - hopefully no Chapter 3 to the Skunk Saga. Until then, be well friends.