OGM! They're GONE!!!! Long Rant

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickyPooh, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really sure where to post this but here it goes!
    A couple of days ago some of our free range game chickens went missing, this is to be expected because there are woods skirting our farm. At first it was only a few then they all seemed to be gone. We looked for them everywhere, still no sign. At this point we were beginning to get suspicious of thieves (human thieves). Well now thats a possibility, but I'm the type of person who always sees the good side of things. Maybe the person really needed some chickens.......... [​IMG]
    Any ways now all my free ranging games that we where either going to sell or harvest are gone ALONG WITH 3 new hampshire reds and one dutch roo and it gets even better. DD found about 5 feathers on the road which I am almost positive belonged to my dutch. These chickens could just be in the woods, I know but how would the chickens In a COMPLETELY CLOSED IN pen get out I wonder!?!
    Doesn't that just burn you!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    That smacks of bipedal predator. [​IMG]
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    File a police report.

    We lost 24 hens and our big Buff Orpington roo over a period of 3 weeks while our son was in the hospital.

    We called the State Police and filed a report. It may not seem like much to some people, but the officer who came up for our report said they're seeing more and more poultry theft.

    You may not be the only one missing chickens, and if there aren't others missing chickens, it'll make the community more aware, and possibly make it less easy for the two-footed predators.

    Sorry about your losses. I know how you feel.
    Em
     
  4. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and I'll see about that Em
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I had some chickens swiped a few years ago. They cut into my coop at night and snatched them. It feels so awful. I'm sorry you're dealing with this.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Dang it. I'm sorry!!
    Our neighbors just had two (chained and locked!) quads stolen last night [​IMG] People can be pretty pathetic.
     
  7. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:At least they took your report!! When ours were taken last year and we SAW the culprits, the deputy came out and asked if we caught the thieves :thun I was like, isn't that you're job???

    I do agree that you should file a report with the police. People are stealing poultry and taking it to the sales to make a quick buck because no one asks for proof of ownership on poultry.
     
  8. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That stinks!

    I had thought about locking the run door, but if someone wants my chickens badly enough all they have to do is either cut off the locks or cut through the fencing.
     
  9. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Put a lock on the coop. If they break in that is a different crime than just stealing chickens.

    Rufus
     
  10. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, put a lock on it. We keep a lock on all of our out buildings, the coop, and our dog kennels. We have a couple of friends that work for local law enforcement agencies and they said that the theif will get a bigger fine and possible jail time for cutting locks. Good luck finding them.



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