Third hawk attack! Another rant about insensitive people!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kees, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    A father of one of my daughter's friends stopped by today and started calling my name. Initially, I didn't know who it was because I didn't recognize his vehicle.

    He asked me how I was and told me that he was returning from a trip from the Jersey shore. He mentioned that my daughter's friend and his wife were in Switzerland.

    He then asked me if I could hand out some business cards for a baseball or softball summer camp that he was running.

    When he asked me what was new, I told him that a durn hawk returned for a third time. This time the hawk carried away a buff Silkie.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to enclose everything without spending a ton of money.

    Anyway, when I told him that a hawk took another chicken, he actually started laughing and said it was cool! I looked at him and said, "What?" He continued laughing and said that the hawk had to eat and he thought it was funny. I looked at him and punched him in the arm and said a few choice words. (I didn't hurt him because he's huge and I'm not.)

    I told him that my daughter was very upset and asked how his daughter would feel if it happened to one of her pets. He began laughing again and said that his daughter would think it was cool too.

    Now I asked him how he would feel if his daughter was upset if she lost one of her pets.

    Then he told me just to build an enclosure, that it would be very easy and only take a few hours. I told him that I wasn't very handy with tools and he kept telling me that anybody could do it.

    So I said, "Hey, you want me to hand out your business cards, and you can't spare a couple of hours to help me out?" Then he replied, "Well, it takes more than a couple of hours, but I don't have the time." He drove off, just like that.

    Now, I'm a shakin' my head because I just don't understand some people. What's become of this world?


  2. Solace

    Solace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Rutherford County, NC
    Maybe you need to lock the chickens up in your bathroom till you can hire someone to make you a quick enclosure. Might save you the trouble of typing up another long post about a Fourth hawk attack and how people just don't feel the same way you do about the situation.

    Good luck
  3. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I think that 14 chickens in the bathroom would be a little aromatic. [​IMG] I can't afford to hire someone, so I have to figure out how to protect my chickens on my own.


  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008

    Sorry I'm not closer. I'd come help you out. [​IMG]
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    That's so sweet. Thank you. I think only chicken owners know how it feels to lose one of their pets.

  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    yeah, the guys a jerk!!...[​IMG]
  7. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    just buy some bird netting from home depo 25 bucks and throw it over the birds ...eather u eat em your self or protect them, i f was close id help build a cheep run for you free
  8. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I bought some netting from Home Depot but don't think it will cover the area. The birds have approximately 25 feet by 30 feet in which to roam. Do you think that it could be done without spending a fortune?


  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Where do you live that there are so many insensitive people. I feel for you.

    I just remembered a DNR guy told me string fishing line over the top. the hawks see it and will not fly into it. I'll see if I can find the info.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  10. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    lol...New Yawk


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