Forced to get rid of the Chickens.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nightcap, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. nightcap

    nightcap Out Of The Brooder

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    It is with a sad heart I must give up my chickens. [​IMG]

    With all the raccoons and opossums getting in, I am having to shoot too many of them. I'm getting far too good at it. I have lost half the flock so far to predators. I guess now the grand kids can play in the side yard.

    My remaining birds are going out to my mother in laws to join her 100 birds. So they should be happy. Plus they will have a rooster or two to get to know.

    Thanks a million for all the great advice and support.

    Signed,
    Defeated.
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Please don't give up!! Is there any way that you could predator proof a run for them? I'd hate to see you have to give up your girls. [​IMG] Please keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry... sometimes you just gotta balance priorities.
    Maybe another time and another place...
     
  4. SilkiesAndSuch

    SilkiesAndSuch Silkie Daddy

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    So sorry, hope you get to raise them in the near future...... [​IMG]
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh never .. let the critters get the best of you.
    Get a few cats their are always free ones looking
    for a nice barn to sleep in. and use hardware cloth around your runs
    that should help. keep in touch .
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I thought I was done a few months back.

    Don't give up!
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    b.hromada :

    Please don't give up!! Is there any way that you could predator proof a run for them? I'd hate to see you have to give up your girls. [​IMG] Please keep us posted. [​IMG]

    Ditto!

    Find something to protect your girls, just don't give up yet!​
     
  8. nightcap

    nightcap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your kind words. I did take them out to my mother-in-laws house this last weekend. One of my chickens sorta picked a fight and got a bloody comb for her troubles. I'm hoping that they come to an understanding soon.
     

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