Someone stole my silkies!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sutillman, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    south georgia
    Had someone steal my Buff Silkie hen and rooster this week. My hen was missing on Friday morning and my rooster was missing on Saturday. Have one hen left. I am so upset! Absolutely sure it was not an animal. No digging, no wire torn, no feathers, blood, etc., no way for the chickens to get out. The only way was for someone to open coop latch and get them out.
    Will be getting a game cam tommorrow if I can find one, Walmart here only sells during hunting season. I have 14 pens with alot of good chickens that I sell hatching eggs and chicks from. These were a trio that I have been hoping to show this year. Great color, toe spacing, etc. Was hoping they would start back laying soon. My sister and I sat in the dark for a long time last night hoping someone would show up for the last one. But figured who ever it was either would come really late, or since they already had them a pair not come back at all. Don't know why they would only get one at a time, unless they had a problem carrying them or something. I smoothed the ground in front of the coop door so I could see foot prints, but of course it rained most of the night. My other hen was there this morning. Hate using her as bait so to speak, but really want to catch the SOB. Should I report it to the police? Not that I think they will do anything other than laugh. Alot of people think "They are just chickens", but I love all my chickens and these were especially special to us. I also have alot invested in my stock. Will cost me alot to replace them. Sorry to go on, and on. I just hate a thief.
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    So sorry. [​IMG]

    DO file a report, even if they laugh. Create a paper trail. And get some padlocks on those pens, I have to keep mine locked in now. Put up flyers with pics in all the feed stores. You might get a good deal on a game camera on ebay.
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I padlock all my pens and cages after I think a teenage girl stole 3 chicks from my back yard. Game cam will help you get evidence of course though, I think amazon and lots of sporting goods type stores sell them year round when WalMart doesn't.
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    I would report it to the police! i would be willing to bet it was a nosy neighbor. I know one of mine is. Even though i live on 20 acres he still comes in my yard and snoops.
    I would also put that camera out. I HATE criminals especially if it involves anything to do with my animals.
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    A lady stole my favorite show (Splash) Silkie right out of her show cage 2 years ago at the Delmarva Show in DE. I feel your pain and your hatred for the theif. Hope you have better luck getting them back than I dod. The cops just laughed at ME, and told me to stop harrassing HER. The justice system is set up to protect the guilty. [​IMG]
  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Soooooo sorry to hear this!! The nerve of some people!!!!!! [​IMG]
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I had something get my only Silkie. There were no feathers or blood either, but I'm sure it was actually a something and not a someone. Since Silkies don't roost up high I believe something climbed the fence and took it at night. All my gates have locks but my run is not covered except by tree limbs.
  8. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chirping

    Mar 5, 2011
    [​IMG] hope u find who did it and get them back [​IMG] that sort happen here but with cats because some lady dont like cats so she stole a trap because we have pest and stary cat proplem but she know which was pets but she brought them to a place that kills and give you moneny and she took some of my fav kits [​IMG] and they were breutityful
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Amazing, this chicken thief thing. Spoke to a lady in the Murphy, NC Tractor Supply that had 18 chickens, including 2 roosters, stolen in just one night. [​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Tell the police they were a rare breed of show stock chicken and worth quite a bit. They might keep them from laughing.

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