Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Rest In Peace Hildegard

Sadly this morning, my wife's favorite hen was found dead in our backyard. She was some 100ft from the hen house with a trail of feathers leading to the spot where we found her. Quite a few feathers were left on the porch. She wasn't bloody and had not been eaten on. It looks like someone played with her to death.

We have a supect, though she's not talking. That's Ella, our 30lb, five month old blue heeler mix puppy. She's a Katrina rescue pup. She's been very good with the birds so far. Probably a little too reserved. I think curiosity got to her and she felt irresistably drawn to break into the coop, and get a bird out to play with.

My project this weekend is to make the coop harder to get into, and spend some quality time with Ella and the hens.

I'll see about posting a pic of the perp this weekend.


At 6:19 AM, Blogger Puma said...

awww, puppy needs some training I guess...

Great name for a hen, Hildegard

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard you should tie the dead fowl to the neck of offending dog. Supposed to break killing habit.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

Weaseldog, I'm sorry about your hen.


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