I'm completely gutted.......

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pupsnpullets, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    I posted earlier in the week that my muched loved Aussie Shepherd had mysteriously gone blind - still working on why - and now the f***ing coyotes have taken advantage and cleaned out my hen house!!

    One solitary rooster mournfully came out to greet me this morning stepping carefully over what's left of his girls. Oh, and I was also left one fresh egg. I'm pretty sure it was coyotes as the pen had been attacked from three sides and there was dirt dug up all around it. Even the chain link had been stretched and caved in. There were 2 holes dug underneath and they'd even managed to force the gate open. I had one dead hen apparently uninjured, the remnants of two others and the rest gone.

    I'm gutted ... don't even know where to go from here...

    At least my young ones are ok - all 8 roosters and 4 pullets.
  2. BJ

    BJ Songster

    Mar 20, 2007
    Oh how horrible! SO sorry! I heard a story about someone out west who puts cyanide in the deer "leftovers" after he butchers deer and he leaves it out for the coyotes to eat.
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    PNP: SO sorry for your terrible loss and hearbreaking time right now. That's a lot to contend with at one time, and I will keep you in my thoughts. [​IMG]
  4. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    Sorry for the loss. Keep your chin up and reinforce the coupe for the young ones. Can't let the Coyotes win...
  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Quote:How awful![​IMG]
  6. Mattake2

    Mattake2 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2008
    What a week! Very sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there & you'll figure out what to do next.
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Oh dear. That's just too much to deal with all at once. I'm so sorry.
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh how tragic! I am so sorry you have had to deal with all this...please, keep a watchfull eye on your dog...those coyotes WILL try to attack your beloved dog. All I can think of is Electric wire!! Oh, and trap those suckers!!!
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  10. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Am soooo sorry for your losses. I know how tragic that is as I'll be sitting outside tonight waiting for the racoon that beheaded one of my 4 week old babies last night. :thun

    Luckily I had a baby moniter hooked up and heard the noise and got out there before he finished his first meal. Too late to get a shot but saw him run.

    I heard Coyotes (what an eerie sound) but never had any get close enough to the hen house which is only about 25 ft. from my back door. Thank goodness. Sounds like they went beserk in your place. Great that the lone roo survived. Watch your dog. I hear they attack pet dogs too.

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