First loss to predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HeyHo, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. HeyHo

    HeyHo Songster

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    I lost my lovely Coco today to a hawk while my girls were having supervised free-range time. I was ten feet away and the flock was digging through dried leaves in a stand of pine trees. There was good cover, nearby birds were chirping, there was no warning. I couldn't scare the hawk off, it wasn't worried about me and my yelling AT ALL. The rest of the chickens scattered, it took me an hour and a half to find the last one.

    I know this is the risk of giving them freedom. I know Coco's death was swift and the hawk needs to eat, too. And I know that predators always take your favorite.

    But still .... :hit
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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  3. Nin8705

    Nin8705 Chirping

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    So sorry for your loss. It’s not easy that’s for sure
     
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  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    I am so sorry for your loss! Bear hugs! :hugs
     
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