Today I joined the "Lost on to a hawk" club!! )=

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by baldie, May 6, 2009.

  1. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Today the hubby and I had came home and went in the house. All of a sudden I heard a ruckus, so I looked outside and I didn't see anything. I went about my business. A few minutes later we went down to fox the run, we have had a few escapees lately. When we got down there, this is what we saw. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    That is what is left of my bantam barred cochin pullet, she would have been 1 year old in 6 days. [​IMG]
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    OMG! [​IMG] I am SOOOOOO sorry [​IMG]
  3. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Thanks. It is pretty crappy. BUT we did accomplish something. We fixed the run so there won't be any more escapees.
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I guess being a bantam a hawk could have carried it off. Many predators don't leave a trace but feathers like fox, dogs, cats, and other 4 footed critters. I had some hawk losses and the body was there just partially eaten. I actually caught the hawk sitting on one of my banties, but it didn't take it away. So sorry for your loss and good luck in the future. My tom turkey is what it took to keep hawks away.
  5. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    It was definitely a hawk, the one in the pic to be excact. I called a friend and he said that sometimes they will pick their feathers off right there where they catch it. She was small. All I can say is I never thought it would happen to me and it did. I always thought that the hawks were just looking. There were no escapee roosters to protect her, they were all locked in the run. [​IMG]
  6. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Baldie,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I do know from experience what it feels like to lose your beloved chickens to hawks. We lost a white crested polish that way, about 2 weeks after we got her. She was only about 4 weeks old. We learned a very hard lesson.
    You take care of yourself.


  7. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I lost a guinea to a hawk it was still sitting on it when my dad came home with my duck in the pen with them scared to death. My dad opened the pen and scared it off the duck ran to the garage and hid there for 2 weeks.
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.[​IMG]
  9. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    [​IMG] I'm sorry about your loss [​IMG]
  10. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Thanks guys!! [​IMG] I just hope that people might learn from this that even if you don't think it will happen to you, maybe you should think again. If they are hanging around, it is not just to window shop!! They kept coming back four of them after the attack and it didn't matter that we were standing right there. They would land in the trees right next to us. [​IMG]

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