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Wagoner, Oklahoma bantams and Welsummer chicks stolen

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by KFC+HENS, May 8, 2016.

  1. KFC+HENS

    KFC+HENS New Egg

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    Hi, I just wanted other chicken owners to be aware that your beloved chickens and babies could be in danger from thieves. I live in the Rocky Point area of Wagoner, Oklahoma. On Wednesday, May 4th after 11:00 pm and before 5:00 am, someone entered my backyard and stole my bantams and new baby chicks. If you see someone selling these birds, be suspicious.[​IMG]

    The thieves entered my gate (they left it open) at the side of the house. I had a tractor, just outside my garage back door with 8 Welsummer chicks that were 5-weeks old. They were feathered out really nice from being raised in an outdoor brooder. I had 4 males, 4 females that I had hatched myself.

    Then the thieves walked around to the other side of the house, about 50 yards from the house, entered a gate (they also left this one open). Here I had two small coops. From one they took all my Golden Seabrights but one (she was under the nest box sitting on eggs). They took 6 hens and 2 roosters.

    They opened my second coop, taking my Old English Game Bantam flock. From my Brown Breasted Red birds, I had 2 roosters, one with his comb clipped, the other not clipped. I had 4 or 5 Brown Breasted Red hens. I also had in there 4 Lemon-Blue hens. These ranged from a real light shade, almost white, 2 light blue with a couple of small black spots of color bleeding through, then a dark blue one.

    It just makes my sick. Some of the OEGB had been my daughter's and were super friendly. They were pets! I now have padlocks with chains on the gates ( very inconvenient). I also am looking into running electric to the side yard for a flood light and will definitely get cameras. The police officer suggested an inferred deer camera inside the coop, but I don't think that will work-too much bird movement? Any not too expensive suggestions? I will not get birds again until I feel it will be safe-probably next year. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry to hear of your losses, and what a terrible way to welcome you to BYC!

    Please post this in the Oklahoma thread also (Okies III): type Okies III in the search column and subscribe to the thread. Then copy and paste this thread there. I hope you get your chickens back ... they are very pretty.

    We have padlocks on our chicken coop at all entry points.
     
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  3. KFC+HENS

    KFC+HENS New Egg

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    Thanks, I did re-post on Okies III as you suggest. I went to the Hwy 412 auction in Inola this Saturday. Did not see my birds, but gave out a flyer with pictures to all the auctioneers. They work other auctions and said they would keep an eye out for them. I am offering $100 reward for information that results in the return of my birds or arrest of the guilty. I don't think I will find them, but by now the thieves must know I am looking. Flyers at the local feed stores, and convenience stores, and I have talked to folks in the neighborhood.
     
  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Thread needs to say OKIES in the BYC III for maximum exposure, and then start your post with Bantams stolen in Wagoner, OK; and paste the rest of your post.

    Sorry, I am not trying to be a pain, just trying to get you the most views in Oklahoma. I wish you the best of luck in getting your birds back.
     
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