Sometimes things that happen on the homestead is not pretty. Today was one of those days. Papa Bear has been under a doctors care for a few days for an upper respiratory infection so I have taken over the farm chores this week.
We did find this turkey hen alive but after closer examination of her Papa Bear put her down. One tom was barely breathing and he got put down as well.
Total body count was 33. A few turkeys that still had flight feathers were able to fly up on top of the hen house and got away. I think I have 3 chicken hens that may live and one rooster.
We had a problem with the neighbors dogs back during the summer. I caught them in the act in broad daylight but I did not have my gun so they got away. I had a talk with neighbor and he paid for damages. At that time we lost 7 hens and 2 turkeys. This time it happened in the wee hours of the morning so we heard and saw nothing.
I called Animal Control. They used to bring traps out to catch stray animals but now you have to go in and pay a deposit of $35.00. When you take the trap back you get your money back. I am OK with this but there won't be any caught animals going back with the traps.