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Wagoner, Oklahoma bantams and Welsummer chicks stolen

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Hi, I just wanted other chicken owners to be aware that your beloved chickens and babies could be in danger from thieves. I live in the Rocky Point area of Wagoner, Oklahoma. On Wednesday, May 4th after 11:00 pm and before 5:00 am, someone entered my backyard and stole my bantams and new baby chicks. If you see someone selling these birds, be suspicious.

 

The thieves entered my gate (they left it open) at the side of the house. I had a tractor, just outside my garage back door with 8 Welsummer chicks that were 5-weeks old. They were feathered out really nice from being raised in an outdoor brooder. I had 4 males, 4 females that I had hatched myself.

 

Then the thieves walked around to the other side of the house, about 50 yards from the house, entered a gate (they also left this one open). Here I had two small coops. From one they took all my Golden Seabrights but one (she was under the nest box sitting on eggs). They took 6 hens and 2 roosters. 

 

They opened my second coop, taking my Old English Game Bantam flock. From my Brown Breasted Red birds, I had 2 roosters, one with his comb clipped, the other not clipped. I had 4 or 5 Brown Breasted Red hens. I also had in there 4 Lemon-Blue hens. These ranged from a real light shade, almost white, 2 light blue with a couple of small black spots of color bleeding through, then a dark blue one.

 

It just makes my sick. Some of the OEGB had been my daughter's and were super friendly. They were pets! I now have padlocks with chains on the gates ( very inconvenient). I also am looking into running electric to the side yard for a flood light and will definitely get cameras. The police officer suggested an inferred deer camera inside the coop, but I don't think that will work-too much bird movement? Any not too expensive suggestions? I will not get birds again until I feel it will be safe-probably next year.

post #2 of 4

I am very sorry to hear of your losses, and what a terrible way to welcome you to BYC!

 

Please post this in the Oklahoma thread also (Okies III): type Okies III in the search column and subscribe to the thread.  Then copy and paste this thread there.  I hope you get your chickens back ... they are very pretty.

 

We have padlocks on our chicken coop at all entry points.


Edited by limited25 - 5/9/16 at 1:21pm
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Thanks, I did re-post on Okies III as you suggest. I went to the Hwy 412 auction in Inola this Saturday. Did not see my birds, but gave out a flyer with pictures to all the auctioneers. They work other auctions and said they would keep an eye out for them. I am offering $100 reward for information that results in the return of my birds or arrest of the guilty. I don't think I will find them, but by now the thieves must know I am looking. Flyers at the local feed stores, and convenience stores, and I have talked to folks in the neighborhood.

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The Thread needs to say OKIES in the BYC III for maximum exposure, and then start your post with Bantams stolen in Wagoner, OK; and paste the rest of your post.  

 

Sorry, I am not trying to be a pain, just trying to get you the most views in Oklahoma.  I wish you the best of luck in getting your birds back.


Edited by limited25 - 5/10/16 at 5:21am
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