Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Amber Greene, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Amber Greene

    Amber Greene Hatching

    Feb 19, 2012
    I am almost in tears. I went to see my chickens today and I am missing 13+ Russian Orloffs and my Silkie hen. The 3 options that we've come up with is 1. Someone took them. 2. The somehow managed to get out, there is a screen window (it's an old double wide trailer we turned into a chicken coop) and the screen busted out, but even then, there's a cement wall on the outside of the window, the gap is about 6" wide. 3. A opossum or something got in there and killed them, but I can't find any possible way something could have got in there except that window with the screen, but I don't think a opossum or something could scale a wall of a trailer?

    What do yall think? I'm at a loss and now I am crying. I have 7 Russian Orloffs, 1 Silkie, and 4 Polish left in there. My uncle also had 5 Americaunas up there too. I checked everywhere around that building and there's no trace of them, no feathers, poop, blood, anything. People are always around there (strangers) so it's highly likely someone could steal the chickens and no one would notice until they went to feed. It's not locked or anything, which I'm regretting now. It's between two garages so we get A LOT of strangers coming and going. What are the chances of a predator taking that many chickens in one day/night? It's probably stupid but this is how I feel right now [​IMG]

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No blood, no guts, no feathers...definitely not a 4 legged predator. It's humans stealing your chickens. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to protect them!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I agree with dawg sounds like someone stole them.
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Time for a padlock. I am sorry for your losses. You must be devastated.

  5. Amber Greene

    Amber Greene Hatching

    Feb 19, 2012
    Yeah, it stinks. I was all to pieces about it yesterday and kinda still am today, mostly just angry. I hope they're okay, they were my pets pretty much. They'd follow me around the yard and run up to me everytime they'd see me. My little cousins (1-6 year olds) would carry them around and they'd follow them around the yard, driveway, house, etc.

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