The guilt is killing me!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HenriettaBB, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB Out Of The Brooder

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    I need some advice. I' feel so guilty omg. So... We buy a roo. Roo flies coop. Get new roo. Old roo shows up. I insist on keeping them both. They fight. One is bloodstained but is still free ranging and walking fine. Blood attracts hawk. Hawk takes roo AND my girls!:( the roo wasn't so bad to lose but my girls!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB Out Of The Brooder

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    LL MY GIRLS!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. astrologica

    astrologica Out Of The Brooder

    Oh no! How many did you have?
     
  4. chickamy

    chickamy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that is awful! Poor girls! Hawks usually aren't great smellers - Are you sure it was not just a coincidence?
     
  5. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hawk definitely didnt show up because of 'blood'.
    How it is? Take roo and all hens. Hawk got a backpack where put hens?
    It was hawk for sure? They are all gone or all dead in place?
    P.S, I feel sorry.
     
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  6. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg ok so we just found our smallest hen ( not even laying yet) shivering and when she saw us she ran for us and I took her, and the last remaining roo to the coop. My fav hen is gone:( we raised them from chicks. I was at a basketball game for about 2 hrs came back to huge hawk. I think it killed them and just kept coming back for more.
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't blame the smell of blood, the smell of chicken would attract anything attracted by blood long before they smelt that. Not to mention hawks hunt more by sight so movement than smell.

    The hawk might have been attracted to the commotion and a body? I wouldn't assume that's what it was, they are more likely to pick them off one at a time over a week or so than wipe out a whole flock in one go and after attacking one the others would have scattered and hid so not been continuing easy targets. I would be searching for signs of four legged predators or if it was the hawk the others could still be in hiding so keep an eye out tonight some more may come home at bedtime hopefully

    So sorry to hear you have had such an awful thing happen.
     
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  8. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hawk always bring away only 1 victim, if it aint too heavy.. So mby your other hens are hiden of hawks and can come out even in next morning.
    Is there a mess off all bird feathers?
     
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  9. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes lots of feathers and our rooster just came home with cuts and little bits of blood. I miss my baby matilda.[​IMG]she would talk to me and hop on to my lap. I pray to our great lord she comes home.:( [​IMG]
     
  10. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB Out Of The Brooder

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    Our idiot of a rooster decides it's safer in the woods and took off:( stupid rooster
     

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