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I never thought it would happen...R.I.P Onyx

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by StarLover21, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

    Oct 11, 2011
    Awhile ago we had all but one of our WL killed by racoons. We got some new babies to keep the WL company...they're now 9 wks. I've love them, take them treats constantly, hold them, and am way to overprotective...but I've never thought of hawks. Today I looked outside and there were no chickens in the pen, only a dead one with a hawk over it. I ran outside, and the hawk flew away. I ran into the pen and picked up Onyx. She peeped once and died. . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I loved her so much. R.I.P Onyx...why is it that four chickens, none of them full grown, have been killed this year??? I found Sage in the nestbox, Asha in a neighbors yard, and Buckbeak sheltering between a tree and the fence. I put them in a dog kennel and they're huddled together, shaking. I miss my baby


  2. Hens & Hounds

    Hens & Hounds Songster

    May 11, 2011
    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your losses...seems the only way to keep our chickens totally safe is in a covered run there are way too many predators out there unfortunately. I know I have to walk around w/ a rake in my hand & 2 dogs w/ me just to free range 10 birds & its more like work I can't even relax always have to be watching the sky [​IMG] Hawks are our biggest problem here [​IMG] again I know nothing anyone can say will make you feel better right now losing a loved pet. My heart goes out to you! [​IMG]
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Aww, I've lost a few to hawks too. So sorry! [​IMG]

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