Does grandson count as predator?

jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
11 Years
May 24, 2008
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Two minutes unobserved and my 2-1/2 yr old grand son went in the "chicken room", got my mini-brooder off the top of the other brooder, , and squashed my two brand new, just hatched silkie chicks.
Needless to say, both doors into the room now have locks on them.
 

jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
11 Years
May 24, 2008
3,701
35
256
Southeast Arkansas
I`ve got some more in the bator for the 27th, but I didn`t mark them, so I`m not sure how many are silkies. I have been marking them since then, and will have some known silkies in the next setting.
 

FrChuckW

Father to all, Dad to none
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
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Louisville, KY
Jen, sorry to hear about your loss. Minor children, especially those under 3 years old, can sometimes be a worse predator on baby chicks than furred or feathered or scaley type predators. I have let my neighbors children look at, but not touch, any of my babies without strict supervision. I had to learn the same lesson the hard way myself with some baby pigeons I had at one time when the neighbors kid snatched it out of my hands.
 

newchickmom

Songster
12 Years
Nov 8, 2007
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Lafayette, Indiana
I have to watch my 20 month old grandson too. He has figured out he can reach the kitchen counter. If I have eggs too close to the edge, he likes to throw them on the floor to watch them break! He thinks it is so fun.
 

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