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Reminder For Every One - WARNING! GRAPHIC PIC

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shamin, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. shamin

    shamin Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2013
    Please Keep your chicks extra safe away from rats, I kept the chicks in a wire cage and i forgot the bottom was wire and accessible by rats. Here is the mess the did. I slaughtered the babies after 4-5 days cox they were doing not well.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 3, 2013
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    So sorry about your chicks. Very good reminder with fall here and the rodents are moving around looking for winter homes. We tend to forget about rats and mice when we think of predators, but they are everywhere and they can get in the smallest places, and they can be deadly, especially to young chicks.
  3. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry! Unfortunately we have to learn from or mistakes.
  4. carcar80

    carcar80 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2013
    GA, US
    Oh I'm so sorry. :( a neighbor had that happen when I was young. So sad.
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    Sooo sad...
    .:( nasty rats! Thank you for the reminder. Sorry for your loss. This is really a wake up call for me.i need to move the chicken house up off the ground more. Gosh I'm so sorry this happened.! How awful.

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