No more Sally Speckles :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cassvanm, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. cassvanm

    cassvanm Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2012
    NE Victoria, Australia
    So I have been a chicken owner for all of 3 days, and it's already had a tragic ending for one of my poor little chicks. [​IMG]
    DD6 was outside with the two chicks this morning, and didn't see our cat sneaking up behind them. Needless to say, it didn't end well for anyone involved. My poor 6yo daughter was totally distressed as seeing such a thing happen and losing her chicken so newly to owning it. She tried to save poor Sally, but it wasn't possible.
    Anyway, we have now gotten two more chickens to go with Tulip (who is a white cross breed). We now have Sarah a little black Australorp and Dixie Chick who is a Buff Sussex.
    Fingers crossed they don't end in the same manner as poor Sally. I will pop up some pics of the new ones very soon.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    glad you got the two replacements.

    Durned cats anyway.
  3. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Aw no! :( What a tragis start to your chicken experience.

    My cat still stalks the chickens even now they are big enough to take him out. Some cats are great with chooks, others aren't. Hopefully yours will be safe once they grow some more (around 6 months they're usually too big to look like dinner to a cat).
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Aw what a shame.Cats are fast. I still recall ds crying over the bunny,and me chasing the cat all over neighboring yards trying to rescue the bunny.Hope you get a secure run, or keep the cats locked up when the chicks are out.That is what we did till the chickens were larger. Now I let them mingle a bit.
  5. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2011
    Greater Kansas City, MO
    Kinda reminds me of when my daughter was little, maybe age 6 or 7. She had a pet parakeet and I told her repeatedly to make sure it didn't get loose or else our cat would surely get it. Well, one day the inevitable happened, and as she bawled her eyes out I told her that now "Petey" was in heaven.... her response of "Doesn't God have enough parakeets in heaven?" was just another one of those questions that a parent just can't answer.

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