I'm hurting....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by zman, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. zman

    zman Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2009
    [​IMG] I wen tout this morning to feed my girls and noticed olny two were running around.. Went I went in to the pen, I saw it, a skunk was in the corner with my wifes little Polish Babs, it had killed her. I was so broken. I grabbed my other girls and penned them in the garage (they are still there) and went after the skunk. It got away, but not until after I clubbed it across the yard. I can't believe it happened..she was such a sweet girl..miss personality... and people still don't understand how we get attached to these magnificent little creatures. I love you babs...I'm so sorry.
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Oh, I'm so sorry!
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I know how you feel.
    Years ago I lost my my favorite hen. She was walking across the field with the other chickens and a hawk flew down and snapped her neck. Death was instant.
    I swore I would never get anymore chickens, she was so unique but years later I now have 60 chickens but none as special as she was.
  4. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Sorry!!! [​IMG]
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are getting a trap to catch your varmit.. He'll be back.. they learn early where to find an easy meal.
  6. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Plymouth County MA
    I'm am sorry this happened to your favorite hen.
  7. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    Metro Atlanta
    So sorry. [​IMG]
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So sorry. I love my Polish, they are very special...... [​IMG]
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I'm so sorry you lost your hen to a skunk......wow, I never knew a skunk would be such a predator......how'd it get in? Only asking so others will know how to prevent an attack like that....Just when you think it's safe, all it takes is a skunk or o'possum to make you think different.....I'm so sorry...poor girl. It's always the sweetest hen that goes first......[​IMG]
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    zman, I am so sorry for your and your wife's loss of Babs. I lost a bunch of chickens this summer, and have decided that electric fencing will help me protect my flock. Total cost is less then $150.00 for a large area, and I think and hope it's money well spent.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009

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