wanna know what a hawk kill looks like? *graphic*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kari_dawn, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went inside to get some treats for my girls, came back out, and Jasmine, Candi, and Snow were missing. I found Snow. With a hawk sitting on top of her. I was too late to help her, and the worst part was, she was still warm. I was right on the other side of the wall, and I couldn't even be there to protect her.

    RIP darling Snow.

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    This hawk must be STARVING. Snow was less than three feet from a wall on either side, and he still got her.

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    I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I have CDs all over my yard....except on this side. There was no way to put any out there [​IMG] :'( I need hugs.
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I blame everything on the raccoons. They love chicken heads and leave the body behind.
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. This is my worst nightmare. [​IMG]
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this JUST happened...about 20 (1pm my time) minutes ago. The hawk was still eatting her when I walked up. Im pretty sure it was the hawk...the blood on the ground is still wet [​IMG] I think he would have eatten a lot more if I had not interupted him.

    Update-I found Jasmine and Candi cowering waaay under the deck...at least they see me as flock leader and came back to the coop with me.
     
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  5. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, no [​IMG] . Sorry for your loss [​IMG] .
     
  6. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm soo sorry! I know how you feel (RIP nugget [​IMG] ) but everything happens for a reason. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. That's awful.

    I'm in North Texas, also, and it seems to me that there are many more hawks here than there used to be. I don't free range our flock anymore in the fall or winter. A friend of ours in the neighborhood has stopped letting his homing pigeons out to stretch their wings because he was losing so many to hawks.

    I don't know why we're seeing more hawks than usual, just that we seem to be.
     
  9. LisaCammie

    LisaCammie Out Of The Brooder

    So sorry for your loss. RIP Snow [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
  10. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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