At 4pm this afternoon Jose went into our last field on the farm to check to see if we could prepare and sow some beds ahead of rain forecast for tonight. He disturbed two men who were stealing chickens. They were in a white Chevrolet, four wheel drive, white pickup, around mid 80's vintage. They left very quickly and he was unable to get a license plate or pursue them. They were killing chickens and putting them in the back of the pickup. Inside the chicken area he saw feathers on the ground. Sadie our guard dog seemed unhurt nor was she troubled by the event.
Our neighbors saw nothing.
Luckily for us these birds are at the end of their laying life. We will be keeping a careful watch on the flock.
More details later... Nigel