just found our birds killed

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nuchickontheblock, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today's a very sad day. We walked the dog, let out the chickens to free range (as always) in our totally fenced yard and went out for a quick breakfast. We got home and found that our girls had been killed in the coop and then dragged out into the yard where there were more feathers scattered around. Their breast areas had been partially eaten (their crops?) and their backs were also partially eaten. Not sure what got them -- it was broad daylight.

    Poor little girls. They were very sweet and had been wonderful pets for 4 years, especially when we had illness in the family. They would follow us around the yard when doing chores, hop up onto your lap to be petted, loved to sleep in the hammock with us or the grandkids, and generally did their funny chicken antics that kept us smiling.

    We will miss them very much. RIP Lady and Amelia. Still missing you too Princess - although you've been gone almost a year, you were the most adventurous and curious!
     
  2. Bayford21

    Bayford21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry...sounds like a dog or fox either way its sad.:(
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That is just awful!
     
  5. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greatest apologies :( I truly an sorry...R.I.P. :hugs
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    So sorry for the loss of your pets.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  8. dynomitegirl

    dynomitegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning when I went out to feed our chickens I found 9 of the ten missing. Feathers were all over outside of the caged area. After looking for about an hour I found one with a broken leg and two babies in a tree. I also found one of my chicken dead in the neighbors back yard. We are feeling really sad today and not sure what we will say to the neighbors when they get home from work tonight.
     
  9. dynomitegirl

    dynomitegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure their two dogs got into the coop.
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] you can't be pretty sure about the dog.. you have to be sure you word that the right way, no witness no crime.
    So sorry for your loss also. [​IMG]
     

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