R.I.P. my little friend was killed, what did it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by missourichickenmama, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] She was so special! When ever I called her name she came to me, all the other chickens except for one only came when I called "CHICKENS!" she came both times.

    What ever did it left the body, it only ate the head and part of the breast, and also, it was in the coop in the day time when it happened. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So far, the only Predators around here that I noticed are foxes, the occasional pet dog that ran away from home, owls, red tailed hawks, other hawks, once there was a bald eagle, maybe some raccoons,and DEFIANTLY possums(!)POSSUM!!!! and cats.

    I feel so sad, I guess I would like to ''talk'' to other chicken lovers who understand how I feel about my little pet. I know i run risks because I free range, and I still think it's worth it because she was happy during her life, but it still hurts when she is gone, I'll miss you little Blindly.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I imagine that little Blindly didn't even see it coming.
     
  3. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    Quote:I don't think she did, she was a silver laced polish, so she did not notice much... mom won't let me do anything to the head feathers so that she can see...
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  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I know how much you are hurting as do many here. You came to the right place. [​IMG] Enjoy your memories and feel good knowing she had a good life. I'm so so sorry.
    Ellen
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    sorry for your loss.
     
  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss, sounds like a weasel or coon [​IMG]
     
  8. HenJo

    HenJo Out Of The Brooder

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    I can sympathize with you. I lost my special hen two months ago now. I still miss her and still find myself getting teary eyed thinking about her. [​IMG]
     
  9. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    I am sooooo sorry. I wish this didn't happen. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Im no expert, but sounds like a coon got in . The will kill and eat little. I am sorry for you loss. I know its rough.[​IMG]
     

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