Lost hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Billerica, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Billerica

    Billerica In the Brooder

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    I have had my girls for a year. I had 4 Buff Orpingtons and a pair of mini fleurs, hen and rooster. Last night I lost a Buff. I have a coop inside of a dog pen with a full roof. Something dug under the pen and pulled her out. The hold was not big and I cannot understand how they got her out. Does anyone have any idea what could have done this.
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry to hear of your loss. I'd suggest posting on this forum - Predators and Pests but please do include your location and any other details that you feel may help.
     
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  3. Billerica

    Billerica In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the info. I am in Sarasota Florida.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - sorry for the circumstances. It could have been any of a number of predators. The important thing is that it will return. Place a wire apron around the run, and lock the coop every night. Good luck.
     
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  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us! I am extremely sorry about your circumstances :hugs Good luck :hugs
     
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  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so thrilled that you've decided to join us:ya So sorry for your loss:hugs Can you post a picture of the crime scene?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Did it leave any clues, like hair or fur stuck to the fence, claw marks,etc. If you post on the predator threads please give them this info.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C back in a few!

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    :welcome (Wish it was under better circumstances)

    I'm sorry your lost one of your hens, that's never easy. Good advice from @sourland
     
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  9. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    I bet she will come back I just know it
     
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Billerica :frow Welcome!

    So sorry to hear of your loss :( I hope fond memories bring some comfort.

    I see that you have been given some good advice and living in Aus, our predators are different to yours so I am probably not the best person to advise you, but I did just want to wish you all the best.
     
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