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Lost all my Orpingtons

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cara, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I just went to check on one of my coops and found all my birds dead. My husband went in to look around, and was confronted by a bobcat. Thankfully he shot her, but she'd be in there sometime and killed all of my Buff Orpingtons, my Lav Orpingtons, all my Blues and Blacks,my only lemon cuckoo project bird, my Langshans, my Marans, a guinea and a Bourbon Red tom. She killed around 35 birds. I'm sick to my stomach, my Buffs were my first chickens and I had years invested in my Orpingtons. I'm just glad I don't have to worry about it coming back, but tomorrow we get to clean up the mess. I'd put all my best birds in my most secure coop and they're all gone.

    The coop is a metal barn with a concrete floor. It was faced off with pipe and wire, with cattle panels welded on top to keep owls out. The bobcat climbed up the wire and squeezed through the panel.

  2. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] I don't know what to say [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am so, so very sorry. Glad your DH and YOU are ok.

  4. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Songster

    I am so sorry!!!
    I can't imagine finding my girls like that . I feel sick for you too![​IMG]
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I am so sorry for your losses. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    Oh Cara I am so sorry.
  7. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Songster

    Nov 28, 2008
    So sorry for you losses. I lost just one a couple of weeks ago and it is just devastating.

  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Cara, I'm so sorry to hear this. [​IMG] My heart is broken for you and your poor birds. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
  9. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

    Oct 2, 2008
    SE PA
    I am so sorry that is truly one of the most horrible things to have happen.
  10. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I am so sorry![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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