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Lost my Roo today

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jamsoundsgood, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Jamsoundsgood

    Jamsoundsgood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to change the water and all my girls were there, but not my roo! So I went and walked the fence line and sure enough there was a big pile of feathers by one of the fences and a smaller pile of feathers much closer to my barn. Just feathers, nothing else. This is the second bird this week, since I lost a slw two days ago. I never really looked for any sign for her. They free-range all day and I didn't find out she was gone until after dark (when my husband told me the count was off). I'm really upset about the rooster though, I hate the idea of sending the girls out without him. He was quiet, nice, and watched the skies.
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your roo. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a bummer, sorry! Don't you wish you could know what happened? I hate mysteries.
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Your birds will be picked off one by one, now that someone knows where the free food is, unless you can secure them. Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  5. bdp7150

    bdp7150 Out Of The Brooder

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    I Agree With Last Post Once A Killer Shows Up And Kills They Will Be Back Until All Is Gone I Had This Problem But After The 1st One I Set Up A Ambush And Took Care Of Killer I Guess Thats The Hunter In Me But I Can't Expect My Roo To Fight By Him Self He Has Me To Help.
     
  6. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the bird was snatched during the day, it sounds like a coyote or fox, maybe a dog.
    And yes,,,they will come back for the KFC!!!!!
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    So sorry to hear this!!

    Hugs
    Missi
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Sounds like your roo did his job....he probably tried to stand his ground while the girls got away.

    You need to confine those girls, set traps and get rid of the predator...it will come back until you kill it or it kills all the chickens.

    I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  9. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Exactly....traps, and a 12 gauge!
     
  10. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is so true!
     

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