Bad news and good news

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SandraMort, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    The bad news is that the mystery pred killed another bird. The MO was same as last time, lots of blood and gore and missing parts.

    The good news is that this time, we saw who did it. Yup, it was a fat old hawk. So I guess the birds stay indoors until I get netting put up over the top. And need to reconsider free ranging [​IMG]
     
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry you lost another bird, hope the hawk finds different hunting grounds.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ahh! sandra that sucks!..sorry to hear about it!...we have them here also...i'm [​IMG] that they dont come after mine...he will probably keep coming back though, since he already came back 2 times now....good luck![​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh no sandra!! Im so sorry. One good thing is now you know what you are dealing with....and can get that netting up!
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    With hawks if they don't find anything tasty in the same place over and over again (keeping your birds up and covered for awhile) they'll eventually move on to a new hunting ground. I'm not sure how long though. They circle a several mile radius in a day.
     
  6. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss, glad you can fix it now...
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I'm sorry you lost another bird, and gratified to know her death wasn't in vain; you know now what you're fighting and can take appropriate action. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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