I'm hurting....

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

  1. zman

    zman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​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

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    Sorry!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    I'm am sorry this happened to your favorite hen.
     
  7. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.
     
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