After the coop door was left open, 21 chickens and 3 turkeys lost their lives. Only 3 chickens and 1 turkey remain. Thanksgiving will be slim pickings at the ranch.
Don't tell Grandpa, but they are definitely still rookie ranchers. (They were also sold a bum calf this year which lived only a couple weeks and died of pneumonia.) Poor little poultry. Lesson learned: Close the coop door.