Rip

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Monk, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Monk

    Monk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started these six Red Sexlinks May 09', been free-ranging them. Three were taken in two different occasions due to dogs, during the day. The last three were on the loose roaming everywhere for over a year without an incident. They would greet me nearly every day at the rear garage door, then disappear on their rounds. They would reappear 2-3 in the afternoon around and under the pool deck. During the day they would come running to see me for a handout, if around. If I mowed they eventually would show up, again for a handout. Most evenings just they would see me again at the rear garage door for their scratch grain before bed. If within ear-shot they always came when called, "chick-chick-chick". Today I would scan the back yard from time to time without seeing them, not completely unusual when I'm busy. In the evening when they weren't at the rear garage door for their bed-time snack, something was up? I found them in the run dead, all heads removed and necks down to the bone. I have totally enjoyed them in the yard, it's just relaxing watching them. They supplied me with many breakfasts for sometime now also. Glad they had been free to roam... RIP girls
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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    so sorry for your losses. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your losses [​IMG]
     
  4. cybercat 2

    cybercat 2 Out Of The Brooder

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    So very sorry for your loss. I hate when this happens.
     
  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to re-stock. Too pretty of a breed not to have on your lawn, and if I might say out loud, they were getting ready to be freeloaders... No eggs... all feed... [​IMG] Sorry again. Seems like raccoons got them.
     
  6. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How sad!
     
  8. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry for your loss.Set up some traps.
     
  9. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's free rangin' for ya! I free range too and know all too well my day is coming. I have yet to lose any, but I know it will happen one day. Wait to start the new flock in the spring and take up the new hobby of varmint trapping over the winter. That is going to be my new hobby this winter. I hate coons and their gonna feel it this winter!

    I like your attitude:

    "Glad they had been free to roam"

    That statement right there says it all!
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I am sorry for your loss.
     

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