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RIP Cookie

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chicken Girl1, May 22, 2015.

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  1. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    My little mixed breed cookie was killed by a raccoon last night [​IMG]. I have had many chickens caught by those animals [​IMG] including her sister and mama. I just wanted to share how BYC helped me to save her during her hatch, she was supposed to have not survived but she was a fighter! Here are the threads: Here mama had some problems while brooding: *Pic added* Broody hen's neck seems stuck, broody hen with neck problem, This is what happened to her: Yellow mold on hatching egg *update*, Please Read and HELP!!, premature chick.

    RIP Cookie!
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    Her Mama Oreo (Barred Rock)
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    Her Daddy Zorro (mutt)
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    Cookie

    Thanks for reading,
    ChickenGirl1
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So sorry about your loss -- since it seems you have a pattern of problems with losses to racoons it may be that making some changes to your management and/or structures could help prevent further losses.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    We had a problem when we were new with chickens 4 years ago and our latest one besides yesterday was 2 years ago :-(. We set a trap out for it and will keep doing that until it's caught.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry about Cookie. I hope you trap the culprit. But it is still good idea to try and figure out how it got in. Unfortunately, I have learned through experience that there is an endless supply of raccoons.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep - which is why the short term fix of eliminating one is all well and good, but only when combined with taking other, long-term, fixes to protect against the next to come along.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  7. MagicPidge

    MagicPidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's clear that Cookie was very loved (and cute!)... Stay strong [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry for you're loss! I know the pain of losing a chicken by a racoon[​IMG]
     

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