I reinforced the bottom 15" of the chicken tractor with 1/2in hardware cloth in the 94 degree soup yesterday. Thankfully, it seems to have worked. All the chicks survived the night and we caught one of the culprits!
On Tuesday, we went out to my friend's goat farm and.....Bought a GOAT!!!! Her name is Konstance. She is a 4 year old LaMancha who is currently lactating. We pick her up on Thursday. I am either going to get a buckling to keep her company until she kids or another doe I'm looking at on Craigslist.
Silly me didn't even get a picture of her! But I did find a patch of chanterelle mushrooms on his farm. I wish I had them here. We sauteed them up and had them with dinner.
Speaking of "Caught One", I was just interrupted from posting by my boys yelling that they'd found a mouse nest (it wasn't in the garage, honey). They decided to share their find with the hens. Much hilarious chicken TV ensued.