Saturday, June 26, 2010

Three Days and Counting

Last night was the third night without losing a chicken. I think the electric fence is working. In this first picture, you see how I have it wired.

The second picture shows a close up of the solar charger and you can see the raccoon left a little gift on it. Apparently he tried to climb in over the top of the gate and got a shocking surprise.

I really don't want to hurt these critters, but they need to learn to eat something else.


  1. Bet the chickens sleep better now. :-D Hope you are healing up from your dance with the wheelbarrow. *ouch*

  2. Yes, the chickens are happy now. I think I'm going to get a few more chicks to go with these.
    We've lost sixteen in all over the past few months to raccoons.
    I actually caught two raccoons and relocated them on the Mullberry River about twenty miles away.
    I started reading your blog. You have a beautiful place.

  3. I would love to have any kind of chickens here, scratching around in the gardens, getting into mischief. But I'm sure that within the week I'd be getting 'thank you' cards from the resident red tail hawks. ;-D

    I enjoy the way you write and outlook on life. Cheers back.


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