Sad day at Butterbean Acres

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MyShunshyn, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    Sperrassoville, OK
    We just got home from a week away for the holiday, we left our furry and feathered kids with a sitter and everything went great. We let the flock put of the run for some much needed free range time and went about our business getting things squared away around the house.
    Well, i was in the kitchen and looked out the window to check on everyone and saw a hawk land on the highline, I immediately went out to check on everyone and round them up....when I got them safely into the run and was counting onery Rebel was missing [​IMG]
    After a search we found her... Murdered by the hawk [​IMG]
    I know we run that risk by letting them free range but it is still devistating to lose one of our own. I guess the free ranging will be cut short for is just too cold for me to stay out with them to guard against hawks.

    Sorry I just needed to tell someone [​IMG]
  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011 sorry you lost one of your chickens......i hope things get better for you
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    so sorry to hear of your loss...
  4. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

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

    Sep 24, 2011
    Jacksonville N.C
    Thats awful! [​IMG] [​IMG] Hawks are like chicken nightmares [​IMG]
  5. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    So very sorry for your loss. We are in lockdown now because of hawks, too.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Very sorry.
  7. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    AWwwww, sorry for your loss.
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I am so sorry. I worry about my girls all day when they are out of their run.[​IMG]
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    So sorry for your loss!! [​IMG]
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I'm sorry. I just lost a pullet to a hawk a month ago. I cried all night. I know how you feel. [​IMG]

    You needed to share that, this is the right place. There are a rare few outside this forum that understand.

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