Had a code red in the auxiliary chicken coop this past Sunday morning with a couple of the young pullets attempting to "fly the coop".
It's a good thing we were home to put a stop to it. Emilie calmly went out, caught the offending leader and gave her a stern talking to followed by some tasty treats.
However, this morning we had a double-code red at the same coop. I was awoken from bed by the all too familiar sounds of chickens in distress. When I looked out the window there was a Red Fox trying to get a hold of a chick. He was darting back and forth and also jumping up against the front of the cage. With one eye opened I was able to race outside and chase it off but not before he grab himself a chicken wing. The good news is that the chicks wings isn't too bad and will be fine. However, the bad news is that the fox didn't immediately take off when I approached it AND here it is 11:00AM and it's been back two more times. Fortunately, the neighbors dog has spotted it both times and chased it off.