SO sad :( Lost 4 out of our 7!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by amgreen1980, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    Steelville, Missouri
    I am finally over this enough to post, and I figure, no one else really understands just how I feel [​IMG] A stray dog got 4 of our 7 'babies' last weekend. We went from 3 barred rocks ( 2 hens, 1 roo), 3 reds ( possibly 2 hens, 1 roo) and a little cochin bantam hen to 3 total! All I have left are my barred rooster, a red hen and our little bantam. We never found evidence other than a few feathers, but I am ok with that. The dog disappeared for several days, but finally resurfaced and dh took care of it. Not what we would normally do, but we felt we had no choice! These were mine and my 4 kids PETS! Ugh! So, now I have to decide if I want to start over with chicks, so we can hand raise them, or get chicks the same age as ours ( about 8 weeks). Either way it will be work. Either brooding again, or figuring out how to keep them separate for a month to make sure we are free of disease! BOO!!!
  2. PorkChop

    PorkChop Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    North Carolina
    Sorry to hear about your loss, and am sure it's even more difficult because they were your kids pets. It's good news your husband was able to take care of the dog, at least that threat has been eliminated.
  3. cuntryuppiechick

    cuntryuppiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011

    So sorry but glad you got the thief.
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    :(Sorry to hear your sad news. I hope your kids are dealing with this well. I know mine would be quite upset for sometime. Ask your kids what they would prefer to do seeing they were their pets, getting new chicks or the 8 wk.old. Like you said either way it would be work but it might make them feel better if they get to help in the decision making. Darn dogs!!
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] so sorry this happened.
  6. 12304

    12304 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2011
    i am so sorry i to have lost a chick to a dog
  7. Natalie65803

    Natalie65803 New Egg

    Jun 16, 2011
    [​IMG] We recently lost three of our five chicks to a predator that has yet to be identified. My daughter is devastated and it made me very sad too. Sorry for your loss.

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