The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about being offline for so long, but I have been dealing some troublesome predators. I expect issues with coyotes, foxes, eagles, and other such predatory animals targeting my free-ranging flock. However, I never expected my neighbor to prey upon my flock. Over the last few weeks I have noticed some of my hens not returning to the coop at night. Thinking I had a fox on the property I took my dog and tried to flush it out and get rid of it. Well, it turns out that no fox had moved in. In fact, my neighbor had set a live animal trap about two feet inside their property, facing mine, where my chickens were hanging out during the day. I tried to talk to them, but they wouldn't even come to the gate. They saw me and ran inside their house. So, I took pictures of the trap and contacted the authorities, who said I don't have a valid claim without proof that they have my chickens. [​IMG] Among the missing are my Cream Legbar hens. [​IMG]Interestingly, not one of my roosters went missing, only the hens.


    There is some good news, I had 8 chicks hatch Sunday/Monday. All 8 already have a new home waiting for them. They should be getting picked up this weekend.
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  2. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    So sorry for the neighbors

    Not sure what to tell you because retaliation on your part may inflame them more.

    I KNOW what i'd do

    Do you gots bail money?
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Night all [​IMG]
     
  6. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be a shame if they "caught" a chicken with a disease. Maybe they are catching and selling them ? Watch craigslist and local sale media. If they are keeping them i would have to slip over and let them out sometime when they're not at home. Best of luck
     
  7. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Night [​IMG]
     
  8. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 15 silver coturnix coming from Arcadia! They should hatch on the 5th of March. I have two Olive Egger eggs that I will start to hatch along of with them. Now if my Bantam Wyandotttes will lay.
     
  9. Hurley

    Hurley Egg Of A Different Color

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    Of the quail eggs I received:

    Silvers - ranged 9.2 to 12.5 grams
    A&Ms - averaged 14 grams, ranged 12.6 g to 16.8 grams
    Jumbos - range, 12.3 to 17.4, 2/3 were 15/16 grams
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good Night Sally! [​IMG]
     

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