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I'm totally numb

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MarkR, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    Wow, I'm not quite sure what to say. My whole flock is gone. Something came through the netting on top. Was big enough to knock over two large metal trash cans of feed, pull the feeder from the chain inside the coop, knock a full 3 gallon waterer 30 feet and half eat all of my lovely girls. I don't have a freakin' clue, but I want to go hurt something really badly right now. Not a hawk, one has been tangled in the netting but never gotten through it . . . bobcat? I don't know.

    Of course I'll replace them, but right now I'm just so mad and sad.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    So sorry for your loss! Always think the coop is perfect and bam, some darn predator manages to break it.

    With the knocking of things over and the skill to pull the feeder from the chain inside, I say it was a coon if it was at night...
  3. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    Canberra Australia
    [​IMG] oh poor little girls.

    Thats awful mate!
    I hope you find out what did it and "take care" of it [​IMG]
    I dont have any idea what it could be being allllll the wayyyyy over here in OZ but i'd be sitting up waiting for its return with a couple of friends [​IMG]

    Chin up Mate!

    Cheers Happyhenz
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That is awful! I am so sorry for you loss!
  5. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    OMG! Seems like this kind of thing is being posted too much lately! I'm so sorry.

  6. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    I think it's just been a week for predators! It does sound like a coon or something. Poor girls. [​IMG]
  7. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    I'll camp out for a couple nights and we'll see what we see.

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Sounds like something really powerful. I'm really sorry, Mark.
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:I feel for you.

    I've never seen a coon that could knock a 3 gallon waterer 30 ft.
    Almost sounds like a bear.
  10. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Songster

    May 6, 2007
    I wish I was experienced enough to help you figure it out. I am so sorry for your loss

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