Lost my ONLY silkie :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Supermommy486, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was the victim of a raccoon last night:(. She is not in the coop with the other chickens but in a pen (inside another pen) while she healed. There are three other chickens outside her pen but in their own who are fine. When I went to feed them this morning I saw her not moving, ran over and bam....I thought I was going to throw up cause I was already a little nauseous:sick. It makes me so DANG mad:mad:...I know the coop its self is pretty secure (Cement around the bottom, covered ect but I'm sure if the coon can find a screw driver it will just take the hinges off the door while we sleep. Either way I'm going to reinforce my reinforcing of the coop once it cools down here...

    Anywho I had to vent...thanks for listening.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  2. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear that. I too have been having a problem with coons.
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You've GOT to add a hotwire to keep predators out of your pens and coops. WE haven't lost anything since adding it at the top and bottom last summer.
     
  4. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were thinking about that. Think I will go the store tomorrow and price it out. Thanks y'all!
     

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