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RIP Bluebell

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cthrash1, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    My most beautiful favorite Cochin bantam has been a free meal to a predator...We think it may have been a hawk seen last week in the area. Only sign was a couple of piles of blue feathers in the brush behind the coop. Aww the joys of freerange...

    Bluebell will be sadly missed...
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

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    i am so so sorry for your loss [​IMG] i couldn't imagine.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Oh I know...free range does have it's downs doesn't it! I lost 4 last week to a dog [​IMG] I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG] I would be heartbroken if my bantam cochin was gone. They are my fav!
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    So sorry for your loss...
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    so sorry for your loss!

    but I gotta say that picture is amazing.

    The chicken behind the fence looks like it's glowing! It's an Angel-chicken!
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    It seems like our favorites are always the first to go [​IMG]

    So sorry for your loss... she was a beauty.


    Nancy
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    :aww IM so sorry for your loss. RIP bluebell.
     
  8. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

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    [​IMG] Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. That is too bad.....I free range a lot of my birds also, and I am always afraid This Will Be The Day. But, they love to free range so much, it is so hard to keep them locked up.
    RIP Bluebell. [​IMG]
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm so sorry about Bluebell, I free range and it worries me. I know if the Pudster is out there they are safe, but if the cat's not there I worry.
     
  10. birdlover

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    i feel your pain. I'm so sorry about beautiful little Bluebell. :aww
     

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