I lost all my flock last night!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by carrieschicks, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. carrieschicks

    carrieschicks New Egg

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    I've had my girls (8 of them) for 1 1/2 years and they were a big part of my life. This morning when I went out they were all dead. One girl was totally missing. All the others looked like they had just fallen over. There were feathers everywhere, but no blood. I can't find out where whatever got in. I looked all over to see if I could find tracks...feathers from Penny...or anything else, but it is just like she vanished. I am devastated!
     
  2. sanmar4chickens

    sanmar4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry

    :-(
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sorry for your losses, devastating.
     
  4. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :-( so sad...I'm sorry that happened
     
  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow how horrible, so sorry. The missing one may be alive and hiding somewhere and will come back when she feels its safe I would keep a eye out for her. Do you know any one with a game cam you can barrow or a live trap it might be back.
     
  6. carrieschicks

    carrieschicks New Egg

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    Thank you. That is good advice.
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I'm so sorry to hear of this. [​IMG] It sounds very much like the work of our local coyotes.


    ETA: I live in the center of town and have had attacks like this happen twice. The first time it happened two birds survived by flying over our walled yard and running down the road. Since I couldn't find any feathers from those two I searched the neighborhood carefully and I found them hiding in some weeds. It might be worth looking around tomorrow. The second time it happened, the coyote came over the wall in the middle of the day and snatched a hen right in front of me, less than 20' away. I did manage to get the coyote to drop the hen (and it survived), but there would not have been a feather lost and I would have never known if I hadn't witnessed it. Lots of other people in our neighborhood have similar stories.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  8. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for you loss [​IMG] I hope your missing chicken comes back home.
     
  9. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I am sorry for your loss. I hope you figure out the culprit, and your missing hen turns up uninjured.
     
  10. Shawhee

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    I am so sorry. I just had a similar thing happen to me last night :(. I just want to cry and shoot a dog today!
     

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