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I can't believe I'm posting here....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cjeanean, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Okay, I've posted questions here, and I've posted answers to questions. This post is in neither category, and I'm NOT happy. So hubby works with a lady who lives two streets over. Her little boy rides the bus with the neighborhood boys, and yesterday she told hubby about what her son saw. Apparently a boy who rides the bus was walking with a dead white chicken is his hands. OMG, no way, there's no way a kid would be dumb enough to take one of our chickens cause that would mean coming onto our property and we have a scary pit bull. The chickens may fly over once in a while, one or two of them, but they DON'T leave our yard. Not even our rogue mottled houdan roo leaves the yard!

    Anyways, we go outside and count the chickens. Sure enough, I am now the proud owner of 53 chickens instead of 54. NOT HAPPY!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So now we gotta figure out what happened, and the only way to do that is to have the woman's son ask the boy who had our chicken. I'm so not happy right now!!!! What are the laws on chicken thieving??? Aren't there huge penalties for stealing livestock??? AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi..i'm sorry to hear this!..and yes, i bet there are heavy fines for this...if not..its aganist the law to just plain steal..so..i wouldnt let him get away with it...best of luck!...
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW I would flip out !!! I hope you bring the little %$#* to justice he is the type of person who gives young people (me included) a bad name.
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I just didn't think anyone in this neighborhood would steal a freakin chicken!!! Come on, now, I know about the *other* people and whatnot but they're after stuff to sell, not CHICKENS...maybe he just wanted a pet and the lady's son just thought it was dead??? At least I hope so, cause if my chicken is dead I'm gonna be really PO'd...
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Dont judge till you get the facts, this boy could have found it dead.
    Got out or something got in and kill it and drag it down the street. Stray dogs are good for thats.

    Check with the parents, and ask for his side.
    Why would he only take one,and kill it before he got home.
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I know, I thought about it already being dead. The problem is that this particular chicken has been a problem child since she got her wing feathers, and even though I clipped her wings she uses her feet to "climb" in and out of the run, especially when being chased. I don't know the facts, ur right, but I'm hoping that the kid didn't take it and/or kill it. I know I'm missing one, and the boy must have had it at some point. I do hope that it's different than what I heard, cause I really would like to believe the kids around here wouldn't do that. I don't know!!! I'm just upset right now....
     
  7. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow. weird chicken theif. I can't believe that could happen in broad daylight!!
     
  8. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
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    "Tar and feather" anyone?.....hee hee hee !
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sure there are kids that would take a chicken for a pet.

    Year ago when I raced Pigeons, I gave some young boys late hatch pigeons. Then about a month later they came back and stole more. Went to his house, there was my missing birds. He told his mother I had gave him more.

    You will have some people steal top show birds.
     
  10. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Deerman; don't jump to conclusions.
    Contact the boy yourself, and tell him that a neighbor told you he had been seen with a white chicken. Ask him what happened, without interrupting [​IMG] and then take it from there.
    Remember, boys will be boys. Meaning ~ they get themselves into awkward situations sometimes. A girl would be more apt to wrinkle her nose at a dead chicken at the curb, while a boy would carry it off.

    Good luck.

    Carla
     

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