Killed on Turkey Day

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lacey1988, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep two Dutch Bantams Roosters loose(free range) because they fight with my SLW Roo...Anyways on Thanksgiving after awhile I noticed that I was missing one. And I got to thinking I didn't see him that morning or all day for that matter. So me and my mother looked everywhere and nothing until I happened to look over and see white specks littering the ground. The white specks turned out to be feathers and near by was the body. All the meat was stripped off the neck and half of the back and chest. I could tell it was a hawk by how clean the kill was I mean the feathers looked like a person plunked him.

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    I didn't get a picture of the body(Too many kids around)...I'm surprised one of them did not notice him

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  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Sorry for your loss :hugs
     
  3. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks but I would be lying if I said I was sad about this...I had 6 roos (well 5 now) and really did not need him plus my big rooster jumped on him and he wasn't right since then(I didn't think he would make it through the winter) I hate to say it but it was kind of a blessing he was killed.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Sometimes natural selection is good even when it is sad.
     
  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry The hawk will be back.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Oh, sorry for your loss.
     

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