Lost my whole flock. Someone PLEASE ADOPT my Polish Roo / UPDATED

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  1. ladychicken&Ducklover

    ladychicken&Ducklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over the past week, I lost my whole flock to a weasel.

    I am so sick about it, more for my Polish Roo who is now alone and Im so concerned.

    I wont go into it much because we did everything right , had them for 2 years with no problems.

    Please, someone adopt my WCPR . Im thinking someone who has a young flock that can grow up with him. I dont know. Ive never

    had this happen .

    I live in Northern Michigan, Champion to be exact. Its in the Upper Peninsula not far from Marquette.

    He is so sweet and so lonely, please HELP.

    Feel free to PM me.


    Well, Im going to keep my fingers crossed , but I moved my " Widower " roo, Phillip, over to my Silkie, Cochin and Millie

    flock of hens hoping that nature will take its course in a positive way, and the girls will accept him .

    They are only 8 months old and grew up next to the flock I lost, and Phillip seemed like he was liking those girls also.

    Right now, we have a screen of hardware cloth separating him from the girls in their coop so they can get used to

    each other.

    When Im outside in their run, Ill let them all out together and everything seems OK, ( knock on wood).

    The day after we moved him, I heard him CROW for the 1st time since he lost all his first girls last week..( 2 days ago, we

    lost the LAST girl, a White Leghorn which was his favorite. She was injured in the attack a week earlier along with

    my Salmon Favorelle Roo from another flock..

    When this first happened was when my son and I looked outside at all the flocks that we had let out 2 hours earlier

    to get fresh air since they all have been locked up due to all the snow and the below 0 temps.

    We dont know how long he had been literally frozen to the snow, but I seriously believe that being stuck

    in the snow slowed down the bleeding from his wattles, below his left eye and comb .

    I carefully, and as fast as I could, got him un stuck and wrapped him in towels and sat in a section of my house

    that we have set up as a "{ Hospital " in case of emergencies like this.

    I held him as close to my body as I could and sat in front of a space heater for about an hour until he thawed out

    and we had gotten the bleeding under control by using " BLOOD STOP"...

    OMG that powder is amazing and I am soooo glad I had it on hand.

    My son immediately brought in his girl so he could see that she was OK, and boy did that Help him. [​IMG]

    Now this is CRAZY, but later in the day, I heard the Most Horrible screaming coming from my enclosed run that

    houses the bantams.

    I had NO shoes on and No coat , mind you, when I RAN into their run and found this LITTLE 6 inch WHITE WEASEL

    attacking my BLUE SPLASH Silkie.

    It stopped, then RAN between my feet and out the door. I picked up the Silkie and found that I had found her

    just in time, thank God.

    Then the little jerk RAN back into the run, OVER my feet and into their coop, chasing a Silkie that was sitting on her

    eggs. The weasel looked at me like " You're STILL here ?" I am just shocked and worse, I was now ALONE.

    I knew my son would be home shortly, and I Knew I COULD NOT leave the run to go get Shoes and jacket

    and my Rifle, so I spent 25 mins guarding ALL my flocks from this thing.

    I see my son pull up in front of the house and I started SCREAMING for him to get the rifle. He had NO idea what

    happened, but seconds later, he was with me , rifle all cocked, and spent an hour looking for this thing.

    Still have NOT seen this thing in 2 weeks now, however, I have Catch and Release traps set up all over

    and safely away for the rest of the flocks and it has NOT come back.

    Now, please understand, I did Everything I needed to do to protect my flocks that Ive had 2 years and NEVER

    had attacks, but it takes just 1 small hole in a corner of the run, to

    Destroy a Whole flock...we could NOT find the hole .

    Well, Im just barely able to start talking about this as these were my BABIES, and I knew that I could

    "vent" in a place where I would find other " Chicken Parents"..[​IMG]

    Thanks for listening,

    DD
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  2. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I'm so very sorry. Can your roo go inside with you for a little bit until he finds a home? We live at the other end of the country and can't have roos, otherwise I'd take him now. So sorry for your loss and hope that rotten weasel gets his.
     
  3. ladychicken&Ducklover

    ladychicken&Ducklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is updated on January 17, 2013.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so sorry about the loss of Winnie, Sophie and Sassy. I just feel horrible for you because I know what it is like to lose several chickens to a determined predator. Now that my chicken run is reinforced against raccoons, I am going to be worried about day time visits from a weasel.

    As much as I would love to have a handsome rooster like Phillip, I'm afraid he would not be any happier here considering I already have 8 roosters, and he would not have hens to himself.

    Try posting in this section of the forum, too: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing

    Make sure to include a photo in the post. I still remember from the avatar you used to have how handsome Phillip is.
     
  5. 101chickenlover

    101chickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    i will take him. my girls are so friendly. i live in north carolina. i am not sure how to get him.
     
  6. I would so take him but we have so many roos and my girls are so mean to new comers and I am in Oklahoma!
     

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