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  1. eelson

    eelson New Egg

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    Hey ya'll

    Have been a long time visitor here, joined today after finding a good thread on solving the mystery of dead chickens. We had a tragic complete loss of our flock overnight and the family is heart broken. We lost 14 hens and our Rooster. It was a rough day to say the least.

    Glad to be here and share our love of chickens

    -b

    Here's our flock just a couple days ago. They were a great bunch.[​IMG]
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Oh, that's horrible...I'm so sorry for your loss. Do you know what caused it?

    My condolences.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - it's a pity that you join us during such a sad time. I wish you all the best in finding out the cause of your loss.

    CT
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Aaaw Gees eelson that is awful [​IMG]

    I am sorry to hear of your heartbreaking, senseless loss. Even though it is still sad I can understand a hungry beast, but killing 15 chickens in one night was not just for food [​IMG]
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh no... [​IMG]

    Welcome..hope you find the reason why! This had to be so hard. :(
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very strange, do you think it was predators or someone poisoned them? Were all bodies intact? Sorry to ask you that but, know you want answers. Any neighbors that don't like your chickens?
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Really to sorry to hear about the carnage. [​IMG] Any idea on the culprit? Hope you start up with a new flock soon! Best wishes!!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Dang! Sorry for your loss.
     
  9. eelson

    eelson New Egg

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    I worked through the difficult task of clearing out the coop and burying our chickens after work yesterday. Looking at the evidence my guess is racoon. None were eaten or missing, Many were torn into and some decapitated. With all 15 in a single room coop and about full grown, anything smaller than a racoon doesnt make sense. I havent found any bloody paw prints or tufts of fur from the culprit.

    We have lost chickens in the past but we raised these from day old chicks so it has a special type of pain associated with it.

    Thanks all!

    This wont be our last flock.
     
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  10. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Really sorry for your loss it sounds awful. Why would a raccoon do that, and not eat them? is that normal behaviour for a Raccoon?
    I hope you start again soon -and you have my sympathy I know how you get attached to these lovely creatures.
     

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