I am absolutey heartbroken.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by uglybeat, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. uglybeat

    uglybeat In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2008
    I need someplace to spill my guts as I don't want to appear crazy to my friends (though my boyfriend luckily understands!). I lost 2 lovely hens this morning (Peep and Peck) and 2 (woostah and ba-gawk) are alive and untouched. I came out this morning and Peep and Peck were dead in the yard. There's a cat next door, so I think it was him, as they weren't eaten but had scratches on their face and body. Does that seem logical? (they're about as big as a loaf of bread now-i think 4 months old). Tonite I lost it as Woostah and Ba-gawk were looking for them at sundown and making strange noises I'd never heard before, craning their necks and looking around worried like.
    I have learned from these lovelies that chickens are so much smarter and have more amazing personalities than I ever knew could be possible! They come up to me and jump up on my lap and let me pet them. Sometimes try to get up on my shoulder and up on the head, which cracks me up and makes me laugh out loud (and hope they don't poop in my hair!). Everytime I go outside they stop whatever they're doing (pecking, pooping, the usual!) and run to me with wings a-flapping, making me feel like a well-loved grain bin.
    I miss those two hens immensely and I guess I'll get some more chicks later on, but right now I wish I could have them back. Thank you for letting me spill my guts (and a few tears, gads. I just can't stop. Please tell me I'm not crazy!)
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didnt realize cats could kill chickens?
  3. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Ug, You are not crazy. It hurts when you lose something that you cared for and spent time with, and got to see developing its own personality and character. I have even cried over the loss of a a Betta fish, and I am not one to cry over small things, (but darn it, that fish would come to the side of the bowl when I came in from my tour, and it was company!)your chickens were your company and part of your world, and it hurts to lose that. You have my sympathy and my understanding. I send you hugs and compassion.
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    I am so sorry! :aww I wish you the best of luck with your other two chickens.
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I'm sorry for your loss [​IMG] I hope you are able to keep the other 2 safe from the cat. Good luck to you [​IMG]
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    uglybeat.. you are not crazy. I love my chickens dearly and they are tons of entertainment and snuggles... even if it is food related! I am sorry about your girls and sad for wooster and ba-gawk.
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I had a Betta or two growing up, and mine followed me from his bowl as well.
    I agree, you get real attached to your pets, and spend time with them and get to know their personalities. It's sad when they go. And we will all go thru it, or have already, and I would say that most of the people on this MB understand exactly what you are feeling. Sorry.
  8. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    You're not crazy. I lost my first chickens about a week ago, and I cried all weekend almost non-stop. They were sweet personalities. I'm so sorry for your loss. It hurts immensely.

  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I am so, so, sorry. You are not crazy at all. I lost two of my precious chickens within a couple of weeks of each other and I cried for days over both of them. Still get misty on occasion and it has been a few months now. Chickens are amazing little animals and they work their way deep into our hearts. [​IMG]
  10. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    Have you done anything to catproof your pen before you lose the other two?

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