Good-bye, Bea.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TMike, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. TMike

    TMike Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    Well, this morning awoke to discover that we lost our six-month-old Buff Orpington, Bea. She'd gone broody and we had her in a raised cage that proved to be no match for a raccoon. She will be missed. Not only had she just become a great layer (before going broody), but she was friendly and seemed to really enjoy being around us. I feel awful for having left her so vulnerable to predators, but I've learned my lesson. Time to procure a stronger "chicken jail" cage.

    I'm sure the raccoon will return tonight. Thankfully, our run and coop are built like Fort Knox. So our remaining four hens (two Barred Rocks, an Australorp and a Golden Laced Polish) will be safe. I just hope that when the raccoon discovers this, s/he spreads the word to other predators in the area.

    Sad day. Good-bye, Bea.

    Mike
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    After you kill the raccoon, feed it to your remaining chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your lost. RIP Bea [​IMG]
     
  4. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry about Bea. [​IMG]

    We lost two of ours a couple of weeks ago too; a raccoon slinked into a 4" hole and got them. We learned our lesson - what we thought was Fort Knox was reinforced the same day.
     
  5. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh, that is sooo sad [​IMG]
    I am sorry you lost your BO, they are just bea-utiful birds. [​IMG]
    phooey, bad bad coon.
     
  6. sammy2

    sammy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    ugh predators!!!

    I am so sorry you lost Bea [​IMG]
     
  7. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for the loss of Bea. [​IMG]
     
  8. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you lost Bea [​IMG] BO are some of the sweetest birds.
     
  9. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! And she was broody!

    That is so NOT FAIR.

    I really hate the food chain. Poor little Bea. Just doing her job. waaaaaa. I love buff orps. Fat little sweethearts.

    edit: I'd think about trapping that critter.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  10. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. Stinks for sure. [​IMG]I lost a little cockerel today too, but not to a predator. STill sad. He was a ncie boy.
     

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