My poor hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bietsch624, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woke up this morning to find one of my hens hatched on 18 August had been attacked and eaten..we've had chickens for almost three years now and this is a first..such a sad day.
     
  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so sorry to hear that. I have lost a couple and I know how hard it is. Sending a hug your way.
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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    I am sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    Do you have any idea what got her?
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm so sorry. What a terrible shock. Can we help you figure out what got to her and how to best keep the others safe?
     
  5. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All that we found was her feathers and her bones. Everything else was gone. Her head was gone even; wings and feet were there. We think it might have been a ferrel cat. This morning, we had a red tail hask on the back of one of our hens. They both came out from under the space on our front porch and I think my husband going out frightened the hawk a way. Now we can't find 6 of our hens...I'm very upset by it all. We've never had this problem before..
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the bone is laid out tidy and picked clean.... my money's on raptors...
     
  7. smileyfacecat

    smileyfacecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
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    [​IMG] So sorry. If it is hawks, you might try hanging shiny stuff around. I am fascinated by the reports I see of using this to keep hawks away.
     
  9. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss
     

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