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Totally heart broken in NC

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by swdunn0926, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. swdunn0926

    swdunn0926 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK here it goes, need to get this off my chest!

    There is a man I buy my feed from who also has chickens and god knows what else. Well I went about 2 months ago and bought feed from him and in a cage about 2ft x 1ft x1 ft were 15 or so batam chickens sitting by the gate, I asked what they were and he said nothing important just some mixed breeds I am going to feed my snakes! There little things were a grouping of hens and pullets that looked to have been a cross between silkies and batam easter eggers, well I said snake food and he said yes, I said well would you like to sell a few? Since 1 looked like a chicken I had as a teenager. He said yes, well mind you I have large breeds of chickens and he asked how many to which I said how about 2 (one being the look alike twin of the one I had as a teen, white one) and she needed a friend( this one was reddish tan with a hat on). And 2 being all I could handle with the size of my current flock. Well I bought them and brought them home seperated them and when I doctored them up put them into the hen house and watched well the white one after a few days set into big bird life fine and the other I named Beula never did! Well last night I had to work really late and my partner let everyone out to forage around the yard until dark went out to shut them up in the hen house and missed her and left her out, and this morning I found the remains of my dear sweet Beula who followed me around the yard like a dog or who would come up on the deck to sit with me and who I hunted bugs with and who sat on my shoulder while I cut grass and come running to her name! Her head was missing and there beside her body was a small white egg, only the 2nd one since I had her. I am crushed and I know I am rambling and have left out alot about my little buddy, BUT I ALREADY MISS HER. And I am blaming my partner for my hurt (right now). If there ever was a sweetest little mixed breed I ever knew it was that little mutt. She IS missed. Only other BYC people know what I am saying I guess and I hope this makes me feel better! But let it be known I am on a hunt tonight for the culprit and there will be revenge on that beast! Thank for my vent session!
     
  2. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] It always seems to be the favorites when this happens!!!
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    So sorry to hear this!!

    *hugs*

    Missi
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    So sorry about your little Beula.... [​IMG]
     
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you lost Beula but try not to hold onto too much upset with your partner, I know of very few people who understand how we count the chooks at night and make sure they're all in the roost where they ought to be when it's time for lights out.

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  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] She had a good life in a loving home. Much better than she would have had as snake food. Try to remember the life you were able to give her. [​IMG]
     
  7. SOchick

    SOchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry!

    I remember when we met you went on and on about your sweet little Beula. [​IMG]

    If I had a trap, I'd lend it to you. If you do get a trap and catch some mangy coon, Adam and I will shoot it for you. We are out of city limits so we can discharge firearms.

    I am so sorry. I know it hurts loosing those birds that are extra special. It was an accident and they happen. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. swdunn0926

    swdunn0926 Out Of The Brooder

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    TY everyone!!
    Kim, Yes I have a trap and have set it tonight, I will drown the sucker after I catch it!!!
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Let us know what you catch. Good hunting.

    Still gotta get a trap for that darn bobcat that killed my goose. [​IMG]

    Don't be too hard on your partner, accidents happen. [​IMG]
     

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