mY chickens are gone!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by birdsofthefarm, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. birdsofthefarm

    birdsofthefarm Songster

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    [​IMG] I checked on my chickens a about 2 p.m. and all 14 + roo were there, then at 3 p.m. they were ALL GONE!!! Not a trace, 5 have returned, and my mom scearched for 30 min after that and still couldn't find any . I NEED REASURANCE that a cyote or dog didn't get them [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    Wow, that's scary! Hope they have just scattered due to some fright, but will soon return all in good health. I would freak out to go outside and find NO chickens around.
    Here's hoping everything is all right.

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  3. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I hope they come back for you. When that happened to me once, it was a fox, and several did not come back, but most did.

    Good luck.

    Catherine
     
  4. ericacohn

    ericacohn Hatching

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    Any luck? So so sorry. I am sure that they are off somewhere just being chickens and will come running back as soon as it gets dark.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. birdsofthefarm

    birdsofthefarm Songster

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    All are back, we found them huddled, sadly, [​IMG] was found with no head [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

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    That is sad. I am so sorry.
    Whatever did this will be back for more - lock them up tight till their area can be predator proofed.
    A drop or two of Rescue Remedy in their water for a few days may help with the stress from this trauma.
    JJ
     
  7. JestersEye

    JestersEye Songster

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    I've lost a favorite hen and a new rooster just this past week, also, so I know how you feel. I'm so sorry for your poor baby! [​IMG]
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    I'm so sorry
     
  9. birdsofthefarm

    birdsofthefarm Songster

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    Quote:My dad put her out for bait and he is watching it till darkness falls and will shoot whatever gets at it
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Quote:My dad put her out for bait and he is watching it till darkness falls and will shoot whatever gets at it

    Even so, I would have everyone safely locked away for a while.
    Sorry.
     

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