Does grandson count as predator?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jenjscott, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    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. [​IMG] [​IMG] Needless to say, both doors into the room now have locks on them.
  2. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Oh wow! I am so sorry! I will have to watch my little cuz!
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    [​IMG] that sux! Sorry! Glad you have locks now! Is there more hatching or where those your
    only two silkies?

  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    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.
  5. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    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.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry...[​IMG]
    I had one of the neighbour kids squish a hermit crab that we had as a pet...
  7. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    S., S. & S!
  8. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Songster

    Sep 21, 2008
  9. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Quote:[​IMG] I know sometimes we all feel this way
  10. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    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. [​IMG]

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