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2 of 5 new babies gone!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by newchickmom, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    They are only 1 week old! How stupid could I be? It's almost like they vanished into thin air, not a single clue as to where they went, but I think I know the guilty party.

    In the mornings, I let the chickens out when I go out to feed the horses before going to work. The cat and the kitten follow me to the barn. This is usually about 6:30am, so it is still quite dark. I suspect our 12wk old kitten slipped under the run gate and got the little ones. The kitten is black so this would be quite easy for her to do, I just didn't think she would have the nerve to go in there and I certainly did not think she would fit under the gate. I have since fixed the gap so, hopefully I won't be missing any more chicks when I get home this afternoon.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Songster 9 Years

    Aug 5, 2008
    That's really sad! Sorry for your loss.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    aaawwwwww sorry for your loss....that cat would be getting a hose down when it went near there. LOL
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it was the kitten and not some pred during the night? Rats have been known to take chicks when they are young.
  5. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    That is sad.... [​IMG]



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