This is especially exciting for those of you who are besieged by the nightly prowlings of a wily fox.
Now I don't know that it's all that scientific..and I have tried many things since my old flock got taken. Getting Mr and Master Bok to pee on the fence. Putting out bits of hair (I know! Read here). Randomly pouncing outside in the middle of the night yelling BOO!! just in case a fox was lurking. And yet...and YET!...there are still signs every night or two of a fox break-in attempt.
Enter Jamie Durie.
Don't go weak ladies.
It's only butterflies...
Of the flickering, glittering, solar powered kind!
I picked up these night lights at Big W. Because they were sort of cute and I was looking for ways of making our temporary chicken enclosure look more enticing. Little did I realise that these little babies would twinkle (yes they randomly twinkle off and on) all night long like some kind of wonky fairy landing strip. SCARING AWAY THE FOXES. No break in attempts in the last fortnight we've had them in.
$19 well spent I say.
The hens? Well they have thanked me by going broody. Joan and Teapot (Hypatia) that is. Whilst the others pace...up and down, up and down, every time Tim Tam is near by. He's no fox though.
In other news. I didn't make it onto Santa's list AGAIN this year. I'll have to try harder to be good.