Just looking for sympathy... hawk took silkie

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TinyBirds, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the sweetest silkie boy that always ran up to me when I approached the coop, and he always wanted to jump up on my lap to cuddle. Today I had him with me in the back yard for a minute and I ran in the house to wash my hands. When I got to the sink (within 30 seconds of leaving him on the back porch), I looked out the back window and watched a hawk fly off across the creek with the silkie in its talons. I'm soooo sad... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen to my splash cochin rooster. He loved to be held and would always run up to people for attention. The hawk came back and killed my lavender mottled orpington cockerel also. He was too big to carry off so the hawk fed on him on the ground for 3 days. I believe it was a young red tail. Then this fall a falcon took my best black cochin rooster.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry this happened.


    I had two of mine carried away also. Fortunately, we found one a few days later alive. The other was not so lucky.

    Make sure you secure any other birds because the hawk will come back. [​IMG]
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry. That's very sad.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm sorry , I had my first death by hawk a month ago. I cried all night. Yes, I was very attached to the little Polish pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i am so sorry
     
  7. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have my sympathy ,I have a few favorites myself. A hawk flew overhead yesterday but went on without causeing trouble.Sorry you lost your sweet little silk [​IMG]
     
  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  9. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ats terrible I'm so sorry! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry. So sad you had to see it too. [​IMG]
     

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