This was going to be an update about my chickens.
I was going to tell you all about the Chicken Palace.
I was going to point out how the coop itself has two levels. The girls stay in the upper level (it comes complete with nesting boxes and roosts) at night because it is the most protected part of the compound. And how there is a trap door and gangplank that leads from the upper level to the fenced-in terrace level underneath it.
And how the courtyard opens into the roofed playpen, complete with old dog kennel filled with shavings for dust baths, roost made from an old pipe, and feeding stations where we drop off beetles, grubs, worms, and greens in addition to their regular food.
I was going to tell you about all of these things, but then we found these paw prints in the Forest.
We found a critter, a young raccoon who had hoped to put chicken on the menu.
Want to see what happens next? Let’s go to the video….