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post #11 of 17

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I can't figure out how to write a new post but I have three chickens 25 wks today I have one chicken laying the other two haven't started yet surprised it's my americanuna laying first and not my Barre rock anyway Im feeding them all laying feed organic from costco they all love it but is it really bad for the other two to eat it?
post #13 of 17

So, Roxy,  my Barred Rock, who was almost 2 years old and quite large and sassy, got ripped to pieces yesterday sometime between 1 and 4 pm.  Her head/neck were eaten at and her intestines were pulled out.  I say this only to try and figure out what is the predator.

I have an acre lot, heavy with oaks, but it's Winter so they are barren now.

The other hen, an Australorpe, was not hurt at all.

Roxy was left in place, feathers all over, but weirdly, hardly any blood.

It was broad daylight.

We have had coyotes, hawks, opossums and an occasional bobcat.

Their coop is secure, but I want them to range.

Any ideas what did this?


Edited by Nardo - 1/6/16 at 8:37am
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm so sorry for your loss I just lost my Barre rock she was 7mo not laying yet and she died in my arms I think she was laying internally sad.png I would say a coyote or a hawk I would think a hawk would take the chicken away so my guess would be a coyote we have soo many hawks around where we live we only let are chickens out when we are home and just for a short time good luck I totally know how u feel!!
post #15 of 17

Thanks, I just hope she was dead before the rest happened because it was pretty messed up...

post #16 of 17
Oh, Nardo I'm so sorry for your girl! hugs.gif May she felt no pain and her death was swift. It's terrible to find them brutalized.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #17 of 17

Boy, I felt so guilty for some reason.  Thanks for your kind thoughts.

She sure was a sassy girl.  :idunno

 

(My avatar is her.) 

My wife says Pansy is lonely now so I guess I'm off to find another chick this weekend..  But I think maybe Pansy is frustrated because I've kept her in her run instead of letting her free range.  From what I read I think it may have been a hawk.

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