*RIP Rose and Jack!*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tripp16, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Im so sad. I had my first fatality today. [​IMG] I lost two bantams I raised from chicks. [​IMG]

    Jack was a Silver Duckwing bantam and Rose was a BB Red Bantam. They were great chickens. [​IMG]

    Please pray I can be at peace with what happened and that Jill their remaining flock member will be accepted in with my other two bantams....:

    Images coming soon. [​IMG]
     
  2. DebbieF

    DebbieF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, what happened to them?
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:I have no idea! I went out and all I saw were that their heads were missing and they bodies were all mangled. TERRIBLE sight! [​IMG]
     
  4. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. Sounds like it could be racoons. Could a coon have reached through wire to get to them. We had one get through a gap in the door that was less than 1/2 inch. It pushed its way in,killed a hen and pushed its way out. DH saw it coming out and shot it.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coon.
     
  6. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How awful! I'm very sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    Thats terrible and I think it was probably a raccoons. Try covering everything in half inch hardware cloth.
     
  8. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thanks everyone for the tips on it being a coon. If its a coon will it come back to finish off all of my chickens?? [​IMG]
     
  9. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coons will keep coming back as long as they can get at your birds. What kind of coop setup do you have?
     

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