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Sad day

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gsgosselin, May 18, 2017.

  1. gsgosselin

    gsgosselin Out Of The Brooder

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    well I'm kind of new to this and have leaned heavily on the members for advise. My run is muddy and so I let the ladies out in the yard. I usually watch them for fun. But I left them to eat dinner. Maybe 20 min Well that cost me two hens. A blue Moran and an Americana. They were both good layers. We have skunks, hawks, owls, fox, coyotes, and stray cats. I wonder what could have got two? Not a cat, hens are too big, coyotes dont come up near the house. Hawks can't take two.
    Anyhow super bumbed out. I knew the only sympathy would come from fellow chicken folks. Won't leave them unattended again. I did find the blue, still warm. Her throats was ripped out as well as her vent. No sign of the Americana
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. Heno

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  4. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your losses. Sad day indeed.
     
  5. Heno

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    That does make a sad day. Have had that happen. Weasels can kill like that. Also, have had fox kill and carry chickens off and not leave a trace. Unfortunately, No more free ranging for my chickens. Built runs like forts. But chickens have so many predators, almost impossible to completely protect them. Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. gsgosselin

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  7. Heno

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So sorry for you tragic loss. Please post on the predator threads and say exactly how you found the dead hens, ie, what damage was done. Many times that is a major clue in what predator did the deed.
     

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