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tonight I came home to find one of my beautiful speckled sussex dead. she was attacked and left in the pasture. I have a donkey so I'm certain she chased the preditor away but sadly left a half consumed chicken for me to see. I hatched her myself this spring so that made the loss even harder. I am truly devastated.

I'm posting this here because most people don't understand the heartache and I know you all do. this time of year is hard when you live in a cold area. good luck to everyone this winter and I hope your flocks stay safe <3
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tonight I came home to find one of my beautiful speckled sussex dead. she was attacked and left in the pasture. I have a donkey so I'm certain she chased the preditor away but sadly left a half consumed chicken for me to see. I hatched her myself this spring so that made the loss even harder. I am truly devastated.

I'm posting this here because most people don't understand the heartache and I know you all do. this time of year is hard when you live in a cold area. good luck to everyone this winter and I hope your flocks stay safe <3
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this was very sweet, thank you <3
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So sorry about your chicken...Yes we do understand...We've felt the same pain unfortunately...It's such a shock to find your birds hurt or dead.  I never felt so helpless in my life when I found mine.  *hugs*

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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So sorry about your chicken...Yes we do understand...We've felt the same pain unfortunately...It's such a shock to find your birds hurt or dead.  I never felt so helpless in my life when I found mine.  *hugs*

so true. that is the exact feeling. I am sorry for your loss as well and thank you for your thoughts
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