Thursday, May 06, 2010

Diplomatic Immunity

Hello, hello, is this thing on?

A couple of days ago something something started picking off my new batch of laying pullets at night. I was having a hard time figuring out what kind of predator I was looking for, so my neighbor Dick lent me his motion activated camera and I set it up last night. Looks like the suspect is a Great Horned Owl. I can't do anything about him, so I will just have to tighten up the chicken pens. They are pretty tight around the bottoms, but there is a spot over the door where something (like an owl) could fly in. Especially if it could see well at night.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Pete, that is amazing. What a way to catch a shot of the Great Horned!! Hope the chick number are doing better now! --Lanie

5/07/2010 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Zoe Tilley Poster said...

Not often one gets to solve a mystery - that's very cool, and with such solidly incriminating evidence... What a fantastic picture!

5/29/2010 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

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6/28/2010 05:21:00 AM  
Blogger Alltek Bee Removal said...

What a great photo of the owl. Who would have guessed?

7/06/2010 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Great idea on using the camera. I have chickens as well. So far haven't lost any. One did get a broken leg a few months ago; but she's healed now.

7/21/2010 01:48:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is pretty tight around the bottom, but there is something above the door where the owl flew in especially if you could see at night.

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Blogger Unknown said...


Great pics of the great horned owl. Would love to visit your farm someday. My dream when I am retired and live outside the city is to raise chickens.

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