Silkie Rooster Powers Through/ Owl attacks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by acmetnt23, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. acmetnt23

    acmetnt23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys,

    Recently I had an incident with a hawk and my adult silkie chickens, who we let out for the day and put in a coop at night. We let them out in a raspberry patch with a net over to protect from hawks, cats, etc. I heard a squawking and immediately ran outside to see what happened. Two adult hawks, a mating pair, were snapping through the net and attacked my white silkie rooster. He had a puncture in his back. Today, he is heathy and living without fear.

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    (He is the bottom white rooster)

    Also two years ago, we had a coop made out of chicken wire. Apparently a critter created a very small whole in it without us knowing!!(I'll never do that again)[​IMG][​IMG]. We had our 3 month old silkie chicks in there and left them out for the day. Iwent outside to let my dogs in and what do i notice, the chickens were all gone. So these 15 chicks "disappeared" when I see, all of a sudden an owl, yes an owl at 1 oclock in the afternoon, carrying on of my chickens. I then chase it when it finally releases the chick. I had to look under the cars, through the weeds and all over to find them all, but luckily I did. None of them were harmed because the owl's claws didn't puncture the chick because it was so small. They were traumatized but after a week or so, better than ever. (One of the chicks included the white rooster from the picture).

    He is a real trooper
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for you loss!
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    He didn't die! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    What a strong little guy. Roosters are pretty tough. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Thats awesome, what have you done to prevent it now? and did you have to treat him?
     
  6. acmetnt23

    acmetnt23 Out Of The Brooder

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    We doubled wiring and we haven't seen many owls recently so it hasn't been a problem lately. We iept up him inside and washed him off/ cleaned the wound
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Something to be very Thankful for.
     
  8. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so happy he made it through that one!
     
  9. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's wonderful! About them surviving I mean. I always think that it's a great lesson when you have a non-fatal encounter with a preditor. It kind of teaches us to be more careful without conseqences

    What an dorable, tough little rooster!
     

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