I... Hate.... Owls!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 100chihuahuas, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. 100chihuahuas

    100chihuahuas Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2009
    looong story, but a welsummer pullet escaped from her enclosure yesterday afternooon, and I couldn't catch her! So I went on and forgot about her... until 2:00am the next morning! Gah!
    So I walked out with a flashlight and saw a flash of something flying off into the trees. I know it was an owl, nothing else can fly so quietly. Then I saw my welsummer hen almost ritualistically set upon on a nearby stump, headless.

    Well, my big, fat old chihuahua followed me outside and to add insult to injury, the owl then swooped down like it was going after my little dog, to which the chihuahua responded by yapping at it and trying to chase after it as it silently flew back into the woods.

    Judging by its size It was a great horned owl, which I hate with a passion.

    I hate owls!!
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Sorry about your pullet. Seems like absolutely everything eats chicken.
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    So sorry about your chicken...glad your dog is okay!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Everything loves a chicken dinner, unfortunately.
  5. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I am SO sorry for your loss- hope no one else escapes!
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Sorry about your girl. Lucky it didn't get your dog. I have had one try to get my cat before. If you have owls you have other

    predators too. [​IMG]
  7. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2008
    Lebanon Oregon
    Don't Owls taste like chicken? [​IMG]
  8. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    Nope chickens taste like chicken and don't come with a hefty fine and trouble ifen the authorities find out you had a dinner that tasted like chicken. [​IMG] Keystonepaul

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