Lost my first birds yesterday....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by boilerjoe_96, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    3
    151
    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    2 EE pullets about 3 months old and 'Rocky', the 1 waddled Barred Rock Rooster, actually cockeral he was 4 months...

    Both got out of the pen, and something killed them, didn't eat them, just killed them.

    My 6 and 4 year old girls were in tears over Rocky. He was such a crower and so handsome....
     
  2. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

    654
    0
    149
    Jul 7, 2007
    Raleigh
    Sorry.
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    4,490
    101
    291
    Mar 10, 2007
    Dimondale
    So sorry. I hope you find out what killed them so it won't happen agian. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's awful! I'm so sorry.
     
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry, it seems harder when you find them like that...... hope you find out what did it and rid yourself of it....sometimes. LIke mine,just never know... :aww
     
  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    439
    0
    139
    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Oh so sorry! [​IMG]

    Could it have been a dog? I think they kill just for the fun they get out of it.
     
  7. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I am so sorry, especially for your girls. I hope you find out what did it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ferrn

    Ferrn Out Of The Brooder

    48
    1
    22
    Jul 9, 2007
    Texas
    Us too this past week. We don't know exactly what happened but 3 disappeared in the span of a couple of hours. Our kids are sad too but keep hoping they will "come home." So sorry for your loss!!

    Jen
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I had a RIR roo named Rojo that I let out to free range and he didin't show up later to go back into the coop. Have no idea what happen to him. I guess a dog or something grabbed him sometime during the day. I just never found anything.
     
  10. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

    493
    1
    151
    Feb 24, 2007
    Central Massachusetts
    Sorry about your birds. I would bet on the dog also. they kill for the sport and leave them and it was daytime I assume? I lost 4 of mine 4 days agpo to a neighbors dog and that is what he did. Erin M.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by