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my hen was killed

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickory, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. chickory

    chickory Out Of The Brooder

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    My beloved red the OEGB was killed by a falcon last monday. now i have only one chicken who is very lonely. i got four new bantams today but i guess it will be a while before they can interact with "mean dovey cooledge"

    i miss my sweet red hen. she was the better layer, too.[​IMG]

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    goodbye red. i will miss you.
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So sorry, it's always our favorites............. [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooooo sorry! [​IMG] [​IMG] We lost an OEG to a fox before too. She was so sweet, was living in our living room before and would hop out of her cage and cuddle with us on the couch.
     
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Oh chicory - I'm so sorry! It does always seem that our favorites are the ones who get killed. My sweet barred rock Winnie was killed by a fox the end of January, leaving my Minorca Penny my only, lonely hen. I felt so sorry for her I rehomed her so she could be with other clucks and just started over with new peeps. I hope your surviving chicken does well, and I am sorry for your loss.
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I'm so sorry for your loss...

    ~Rebecca
     
  7. chickory

    chickory Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you thank you thank you!

    your kind words mean so much. we just barely missed her birthday -she would have been 5 years old on march 17th. in the back of our minds, we knew this day might come since we allow them to free range. when we are home they just pace back and forth in their coop yard until we let them out.

    when we found her she was still warm. i had my husband leave her there and sure enough the falcon came back and flew away with her. i cant fault the falcon but my husband and i cried.

    does anyone have any advice for helping my lonely hen? she has been hanging around with my dog all day today.

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  8. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like your girl had a good, long life freeranging. [​IMG] I would serieously get another chicken(s) for your other hen now.
     
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  9. chickory

    chickory Out Of The Brooder

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    well i bought some bantams on friday. but i know it will be months before they can hang together. (right?)

    and, thank you
     
  10. mjane

    mjane Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really sorry.
     

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