Several trips to the coop to count heads, as there is a ermine scouting them. So now the flock is locked in the coop; there is a trap set in the Chicken Run, and I have to keep checking it, because I hate anything to suffer.
I am hoping the ermine decides to move on, but I don't think this will be the case. I believe it will continue to hang around til is trapped. it has already dug into the run under the gate.