I'm in Complete shock right now...something abliterated my Silkies

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frozen Feathers, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    [​IMG] :thun
    I hope your evenings are all going better then mine. We went to the coast today to visit relatives and came home to 8 dead Silkies.
    Something got in my little tractor and tore the Silkies to pieces. Dragon, Ares, Athena, Hera (my perfect mate to Zeus) and my 4 young splash Silkies. For some reason Briar, Zeus and Belle weren't touched and are now in my basement, they don't have a mark on them from what I can see, but Zeus looks like he's in shock or something. I locked up the main coop and am not letting anyone out in the run until I find what did this!
    My guess is a stray dog...but of course I can't see any tracks at night and because of the rain last night, everything is iced over, so there probably aren't any!
    I'm so mad right now!!! I feel so terrible and I know this could have been prevented...if I had gotten my but in gear and finished the coop I was building for them they would have been safe.
    Oh yeah and if things couldn't get any worse, my Phoenix just up an died this morning. Just dead, no reason for it that I can see. He wasn't even sick.
    Things like this just want me to sell everyone off and say to heck with it!!
    Well, thanks for listening...
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Im sorry. [​IMG]
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I'm sorry too [​IMG]
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Very sad, my thoughts are with you. I would be devastated. I hope you find the culprit . I'm glad some were saved. sorry-Karen
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Bless your heart. I know it doesn't feel like it but things will get better in a day or two and you can move on. My DH fed chickens for me this morning and one of my largest Black Orp pullets was dead with no apparent reason. I think she might have been eggbound as I saw her standing the coop by herself last nite before they roosted. She didn't have a cold or any other apparent symptoms. I have decided after afew years of raising chickens that you are just going to lose some all along. Hope you feel better tomorrow.
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I know your pain. I lost 4 hens and my two roosters 3 weeks ago. Woke up that morning and they were dead. I too suspect a stray dog. I am sorry.
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    [​IMG] for you Angie. I'm so sorry about your babies.

  8. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I'm in the same boat [​IMG] I had a beautiful trio of white rocks and one hen dissapeared & I found her body in a condition that it took me a while to figure out 'what it was' it was so bad...just spinal tissue and a few feathers. And the day she was found, my trio of Lt. Brahmas were out & evidentally my little cockrel decided to go visit the dogs who happily abliged in ending his life.
    I don't know how wild dogs do, but my guys happy kill birds, but never eat them or tear them up. I highly suspect a possum, raccoon or something of the like here, maybe the same for you there?
    So sorry you lost so many. It's not YOUR fault. Poop happens, nothing you could have done. You've got to live life and get out sometime.
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Would you like some eggs from mine to hatch???????
    I have 2 splash EE bantams in with my silkies and they just started laying little green eggs. If fertile......it would be by a splash silkie rooster. Sometimes we can do the best we can, and something can still happen. They are very vulnerable pets and i think its inevitable that we will all walk in those shoes at one time.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2007
  10. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Oh Angie, I am so sorry!!! [​IMG]


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