2 Legged Predators - Got Us Again...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mangled, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Songster

    It had to be teenagers.

    I was out calling for them, and heard a rooster crow, so I walked up to the top half of the property, which is about an 1/8 mile away, and here came Morgan, our RIR roo, with 8 girls.

    I found the other 6 chicks huddled up in the main nest box, LOL. At least the little things had enough sense to know where to hide.

    There's ATV tracks going into the woods. :thun

    My ringnecks are out of the pen, I saw one of them briefly as it was flying out over towards the neighboring cornfield. [​IMG] No chance of getting them back, I'm sure.

    We don't have locks, we have short pieces of board with a screw through the middle so you can just turn the short piece of board to latch it. Padlocks are being purchased tonight. My husband will go to Wal-mart and buy what we need.

    The trooper that came up was real nice, has an idea whose kids they were, I guess they're having a lot of troubles with a bunch of kids on ATV's just a few miles east of us.

    So, I'm off to rattle the food can up at the edge of the woods again, wish me luck!
    Em
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    mangled if you dont mind me asking what county here in PA are you located at? If it wasnt enough that i was upset for you about someone doing this to you and reading about how despirate you are trying to find all of your flock again....i then read you're from Western pa...so am I....south western pa (Indiana county). We've never *knock on wood* hav ehad problems here with people stealing/releasing pets....but i would never ever put it past all the kids that parents just let "loose" themselves with no supervision walk aroundl ike gangs in our neighborhood....was trying to catch a loose parakeet today, and some 13 year old looking kid on a skooter kept driving past making all these noises like a psyco path...i finnally got fed up and when he came by again and yelled i called out " do you MIND NOT calling out like a crazed lunatic, im trying to catch this bird!" He probably thought i was crazy, but kids just dont have any respect..... saying somethign did the trick though. I never sucessfully caught the poor bird....a hawks going to spot it i just know it [​IMG] (it's not mine).

    I bet those kids either just did ti to be rude.... (let it be wild) way of thinking *shakes head*
     
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  3. momofdrew

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    I am sorry you had such an awful day hope you can get all your pets back
    [​IMG] Pam
     
  4. Chirpy

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    I am so sorry that there are so many dipsticks in this world who don't have any honor or ethics in their lives.

    I'm really glad that you have found, at least, some of your chicken family. I truly hope the rest still show up.
     
  5. chick4chicks

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    [​IMG] Oh Em, I am so sorry this happened to you and your babies. I hope you find all of them safe and sound. Truly hope the culprits are caught and punished to the full extent of the law. Take care and God Bless.
     
  6. mangled

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    Monarc23, we're in Armstrong County, very rural. Our closest neighbor is at the bottom of the driveway, an 1/8 mile away. These kids were most likely teenagers running through on ATV's that saw me leave and decided to have a bit of fun.

    Well, final tally before I locked them up for the night is my RIR roo, Morgan, my 3 BR hens, 6 RIR hens, 5 BA hens, 2 BL hens, and my EE hen.

    All 8 chicks are present and accounted for, bless their little feathered hearts, 6 were all snuggled up on the eggs in the main nestbox, quiet as mice, LOL. They all let out with a collective startled PEEP! when I stuck my head in there.

    The ringnecks I feel are a total loss. They were so wild, and I did see the one flying off into the neighboring cornfield.

    I set out all 6 of our traps with layer's crumble in them. I'm hoping to catch some off the more scaredy-type hens this way.

    So, I began the day with 3 ringnecks, 30 hens, 2 roos, and 8 chicks and as of now, I have 0 ringnecks, 1 roo, 17 hens and 8 chicks.

    I hope the rest in the woods are safe through the night. [​IMG]
    :thun
    Em
     
  7. EllyMae

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    You have every right to be fighting mad...that would just make me sick to come home and find that. I hope you can catch the jerks and have them prosecuted.
     
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  9. monarc23

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    No replies to PETA posts either folks! Use the Report button, thanks!
     
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  10. monarc23

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    Quote:I'd love to live in the area you live in i love the area of Armstrong we've been through there a lot...however I liked it beacuse of the distance between people...but reading this makes me think twice about wanting to live far away from other people...so maybe it's not such a bad thing having nosey neigbors?

    I hope you find all of your babies!!!!
     

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