Red Hens Under Attack!

It's been a scary day in the garden, for one young chicken especially.

Today around lunchtime a W&L biology class was walking up to the garden when they saw a Red Tailed Hawk swoop in, snatch one of our chickens, fly upwards, then drop said chicken to the ground. The students rushed to the chicken's aid and found that she was basically fine. A bit freaked out, maybe, but fine. They returned her to the flock.

So this afternoon Abby and I rigged netting over the entire chicken pen and did our best to reassure the girls-- who were clearly skittish-- that everything would be fine from now on. Abby tried to give each one  a hug, with limited success.

Here she is knitting the net together with wire.

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