Lost my Silkie roo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by starryeyes, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. starryeyes

    starryeyes Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Today is a very sad day in our house. I woke up at 7 looked out my bedroom balcony to look at my silkies. And i noticed my rooster J.F.K. was not in his closed in area with Marilyn she was pacing bk and forth. I knew something was wrong. I went outside and my fears were confirm something had dug under the fence and draged him off. There were feathers everywhere but no blood. So we are thinking a fox. I am so upset these were my only silkie pair. My hen is beside herself with grief pacing back and forth calling for him. It is the sadiest thing I have ever seen he was like her husband he was so sweet and a great protector. All i can think is he died trying to protecter her anytime another animal IE the dog or other roos came near there closed in area he would rush her into the coop and he would pace bk and forth till the cost was clear to come bk out. I am having hubby make a door for her little coop and I will be locking her in at nite as I am sure the fox will be bk for her and her eggs. Here is a picture of my poor roo. [​IMG]
  2. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I am so sorry for your loss... [​IMG]
  3. cochinlvr

    cochinlvr In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    Jackson, NJ
    I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. We, too, lost our beloved rooster, Tony, this past Good Friday. His mate, Alice, happened to go broody that very day so didn't witness the death, burial, etc. but we are convinced that she knew he wasn't doing well. Are you going to get another rooster for her? I hope so.

    Again, I am so sorry. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    Nan and Michael
  4. starryeyes

    starryeyes Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    We are trying to locate a rooster right now for her. I put my buff brahma rooster in with her it seemed to help. He will have to do for now till I can locate a silkie roo.

  5. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    He was so handsome. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  6. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Might be a racoon...usually with the body gone and feathers all over that is what it is. Can you track any feathers at all?

    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Chickens get attached to each other. Your hen is obviously grieving. Very sad so see.

    Better watch tonight and see what comes back so you can get it.

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