16 chicks gone without a trace

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PunkinPeep, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Yesterday, i lost 16, 5 week-old chicks without a trace. I know that they were here during the day, but when i came home from church they were all gone. They were free ranging with the big girls, so the predator(s) would not have had to break into anything.

    What i can't figure out is what could have taken that many chicks at one time without leaving any trace behind.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure there not hiding somewhere are possibly got lost somewhere.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thanks be to God!

    I went out just now, and found that they decided to sleep under the coop last night, a great testament to my dogs who were previously under suspicion. The dogs also sleep under the coop. The chicks are fine. I'm so relieved!

    Thanks for responding. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, exactly! [​IMG] I'm still teary with relief!
     

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