D': One of my girls just died :( killed by a hawk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick15, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot stop crying. One of my hens was just killed by a hawk [​IMG] I miss her so so so so so so so so sooooooo much already.... we used to have 11 and now we have only 10 [​IMG] It was the first time i have ever had a pet die (except for 2 goldfish.... but they don't really count) I am just so sad, we had been so lucky with hawk attacks, not having any.... so lucky with any attacks actually, but now i guess our luck ran out [​IMG]

    I HATE HAWKS [​IMG]

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    RIP.... I think my biggest regret was not naming you. I will name everyone else now [​IMG] I LOVE YOU!!!
     
  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The losses are hard. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I named her Beauty because she was really pretty and she had a beautiful personality, she was so outgoing
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    I'm so sorry! She was beautiful..........[​IMG]
     
  5. meusoc

    meusoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't let it happen again! Break out some buck shot!
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry & what a beautiful girl. Everyday I let them out I pray they all make it back. I hate hawks too. Do what you have to do to protect your animals is my motto.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so very sorry.[​IMG]

    I haven't let my girls free range lately due to hawks. We have several in our backyard. My neighbor just had a hawk attack. I'm not letting them out until spring when the song birds migrate back.
     
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
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    I am so sorry for your loss. My girls free range in my backyard and yesterday about 4 in the afternoon I was out watching the girls and this big bird of prey ( I don't know what it was) came flying right over head. I have been seeing this bird in the greenbelt behind our house every so often but this is the first time it has flown over our deck. Now I have to lock my girls up every time I leave. I know he will be back. He looked white underneath. It happened so fast. I'm thinking a falcon of some sort. I think the birds are migrating right now.
     
  9. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Quote:Those birds are protected. You can get in a lot of trouble if you shoot one.
     
  10. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :(very sorry for your loss Chick15.
     

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