Lost my 4th girl in 2 days tonight...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TeenageRooster's Dad, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    Had it with predators... 2 snatched by hawks, 1 1/2 by a bobcat....he got me but almost saved my Dark Brahma (Mrs Yoga Pants) but she died in my arms.

    Talked to Kalifornia "Wild" life earlier this week about "controlling" Hawks and Bobcats, "nothing they can do".. unless "I do it" but caution 'cause if "unjustified/undocumented" it's 3years with Probation.

    Not to be a pooch but I'm in a sad mood. Thinking about moving out of state. All this makes no sense to me.

    I'm wondering how is it in other states, especially AZ and TX.


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  2. JudysMuscovy

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    Sorry about your loss and looks like that hawk got you good.
     
  3. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    Wish it was the hawk... Bobcat did .... but thanks JudysMuscovy.
     
  4. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    "Hunting" a bobcat "w/o cause"= 3 years in state. Your son losing his companion, us losing our "livestocks" ... "priceless"... from a State perspective.

    Keeping her in a towel so he can say goodbye in the morning. kinda creeps me out; can hear my dad saying "they're just chickens".... but she was special; sat on his lap followed us around everywhere. that's what pisses me off; we spent so much time, since she was a lil chick to keep her social and safe. Then this.... Sad as hell. Sounds out of place if you're a full fledge "raiser" but for us, They all have names and they're part of the family.
     
  5. Shadrach

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    Keeping chickens can be such a sad thing. I live in a National Park and of course having the wildlife around is part of the parks attraction. I've lost a lot of chickens to predators over the years and each one had a name and I probably watched them hatch and grow.
    I dig a lovely deep grave with the chicken lying beside me as I dig so I can remember how they looked in life and in death. I place the gently at the bottom of the grave and think to myself as I fill the grave with earth that they had a wonderful life free ranging here and I can't protect them from nature, much as we can't protect our sons and daughters from life.
     
  6. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    Mind the three s’s shoot shovel shut up
     
  7. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    Im sorry for you loss too we recently lost 3 hens to a coyote
     
  8. TLHloveschicks

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    makes me so sad...so sorry
     
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  9. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    That’s awful and scary. Sounds like a game camera or two would be a good fit. That would serve as documentation.

    Are you able to get some more chicks? Your child looks young, so might enjoy new chicks, and watching them grow.
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    There are predators wherever you go. What concerns me is that the bobcat got close enough to injure you. When dealing with animals especially wild animals there is always the possibility of exposure to rabies. What were the circumstances involved in the interaction ? Did the bobcat come at you ? If so I would seek medical input from a professional.
     

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