One night a week or so ago, after the rain from Harvey came through, I heard a chicken screaming. I realized that with the rain, I had forgotten to close up the coop. I ran out with my hand gun and flashlight to catch Mr. Fox in the act of trying to drag off a very large rooster. I took a long shot and missed.
So last weekend, we packed up the remaining roosters and sent them to the auction house. We were planning on processing them for meat but thought Mr. Fox was going to beat us to it. Surprisingly, they brought $8 each.
This weekend, I was cruising Facebook and saw an ad for Great Pyrenees puppies that were already socialized to chickens and goats. We had been tossing around the idea of getting a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) for awhile and decided to just jump on it. Long story, but that is how we came to get our newest farmily member, a 12 week-old pup named Liam. His name is Irish for steadfast protector.