Poor Russle...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cheryl98117, May 18, 2009.

  1. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    I heard the chickens going off this morning... I looked out my window just in time to see my poor roo Russle, being carried away by a bald eagle... All I could do was hope that his end came quike. [​IMG]

    RIP big boy.

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    [​IMG] So sorry to hear of the loss of your roo. He was lovely.
  3. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    NW Florida
    [​IMG] I so sorry, He was BEAUTIFUL!
  4. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    So sorry.... [​IMG]

    But thank you for answering my question about eagles.
  5. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    Just another lesson learned, but the hens now know to run for cover, and to watch the sky. The really sad part is, that we wern't able to get even one clutch out of russle...[​IMG] Guess I need to start looking for a roo.

    The hens sure are staying close to the house and trees, guess I will be watching a little closer. Though there really isnt anything I can do about an eagle. I had my ducks outside yesterday, and if it wasn't for my wiener dog, it would have taken one of my scovy babies.

    I hope this reminds people to not just watch what comes out of the bushes, but watch the sky as well. Especially if you free range your birds.
  6. mfsakc

    mfsakc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    El Dorado County, CA
    What a beautiful boy. So sorry for your loss. Good luck finding another as handsome!
  7. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    He's such a beautiful Roo and I'm sorry for the loss of your Roo
  8. Lorettawyandotte

    Lorettawyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    white springs, fl
    that is sad...poor beautiful boy...my Walter watches the sky constantly as we have an abundance of hawks...one landed on one of my BA pullets one evening when I happened to be right there...I uppercut him with the bucket I had in my hand and he stayed away for a while but they are back...good luck finding a roo for your ladies...
  9. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    Thanks everyone. It helped to get the off my chest. Poor guy was just over a year old. I just wish I could have gotten at least one clutch from him. But as soon as the new coop and run are finished, I wont have to worry about it anymore.
  10. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    That is really sad. Worse to watch it happen.

    The eagle WILL be back to more chicken dinner if you don't do anything about protection.

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