Feel like quitting!! My gorgeous bourbon red stag 'Clyde' killed and stolen.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tracylo09, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. tracylo09

    tracylo09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got to my allotment this morning to find someone had dragged my turkey stag through the window of his shed & killed and taken him. They had been in all my other pens/runs but deliberately targeted my two turkeys which I loved so much. I got to my gate and could hear Bonnie clucking loudly which was very unusual as they are both so quiet until I let them out. I actually thought she must of laid her first egg. It took me a minute or two to realise that she was outside and their shed was still locked. It was then I noticed all the blood and feathers and Clyde missing. At first I thought it could be a fox until I saw all the locks undone. I can't believe someone would be so cruel to save themselves a bit of money. I am absolutely devastated and have been crying all day. I think I may have to get rid of all my birds as I couldn't go through this again.
     
  2. Doubleyolker

    Doubleyolker Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry for your loss. I don't understand the world....
     
  3. ponyup

    ponyup Out Of The Brooder

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    Tracy I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear that [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
  6. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    How awful! Did you call the police? Maybe set up a camera. I wish I could help you. So sorry for your loss.
     
  7. tracylo09

    tracylo09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your kind comments. I miss him so much already. I am going to the police in the morning although there probably isn't much they can do. I don't have electricity on the allotment to set up a camera well only by a generator but they'd probably take that too thieving [email protected]@@@@ds. I got my first incubator for Christmas and was looking forward to setting my first batch in the new year. I think I will have to give it a miss now.
     
  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    What type of locks did you have? Coons are pretty clever at unlocking things.

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  9. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might as weel call the police today, they work 24/7
     
  10. tracylo09

    tracylo09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the UK so we don't have coons. Was definitely people (used very loosely) because I found the ice pick they used to rip the window off.
     

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