We lost our chickens to foxes last weekend. It was sad to have lost them all. R said the fox/es had a lovely dinner. We had them for six months and it was joy to have them. It was fun to wait for a month for them to lay eggs and then when Maisy went broody it was thrilling to wait for the day the eggs hatched. I suppose if we did not give them names it would have been easier to not see them every morning anymore.
We will go away for six months next month and in a way the incident decided what we would have to do with them when we left. When we come back after our holiday I guess we will get new chickens and put them away more safely at night.