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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  2. Hens & Hounds

    Hens & Hounds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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

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    Aww, I've lost a few to hawks too. So sorry! [​IMG]
     

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