lost our silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheryl, May 11, 2009.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Came home today to find feathers all over the yard, of course I recognized them as our "Silk." I found her ripped apart in the corner of the yard, but it seemed as though nothing was missing? Never had a problem and have no idea what got her, she was such a cutie!
  2. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    Bolton, CT
    Oh I'm so sorry for you loss. [​IMG]
  3. scalaway

    scalaway Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2008
    I'm sorry [​IMG] -- It's awful to come home to that---Sounds like when a hawk got one of our barred rocks...The hawk we had ripped it's neck out and tons of feathers--but left the majority of the chicken in tack--not pleasant at all!!! I don't let mine free range anymore unless I'm in the yard with them--it got too hard with all the wildlife around here [​IMG]----Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  4. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a hawk over head last week, I found all the girls hiding in the corner of their pen and couldn't figure out why until I looked up into the sky, but I thought that hawks took their prey with them?
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm so sorry to hear about your silkie hen! [​IMG] I hope you find the culprit to keep your other girls safe!

    Hawks will just eat the prey on the ground or tear off pieces, if the prey is too big.
  6. mema2003

    mema2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2008
    Losing two silkies too some predator I know how you feel. I am so sorry that you lost your little silkie also.
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Neighbor came by today, it was a hawk, he only found out that I lost a chicken...he said even all the wild birds were going nuts!!! We miss her, such a unique addition to the flock!
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Watch out! Once the hawk realizes where the good eating is at, he will return. I had an attack over a month ago and that hawk is still prowling around for another free meal.
  10. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    I'm so sorry, Cheryl. I just lost our one silkie as well.

    We have hawks flying overhead fairly frequently (maybe once every day or 2), but haven't lost one yet to a hawk. I wonder if it is that our dog is usually in the yard where our chickens free range (oddly, our dog loves the chickens, as companions and not as food).

    I too assumed that hawks carried away their prey. What a terrible waste of a sweet life.


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