Well it happened, we lost some

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlPenny, May 11, 2011.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought I would be saying this. Something (probably a raccoon) got my two gorgeous 7 week old Ameracuanas, and one of my sweetest 6 week old Buff Orpingtons) it did not really do anything to the BO, she was laying in the floor and all the feathers were gone on her face, but no blood. The other two....I don't know. We saw some feathers outside but no clue where they went. My heart is broken. My sweet girls. I just don't even know what to say. I only have one to bury, I wish if it did not actually eat them, that I knew where their bodies were.
     
  2. bristolsouth

    bristolsouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, how sad! I don't know why I'm always surprised when losing a bird or rodent hurts as much as losing a dog, but it sure does. My thoughts are with you! [​IMG]
     
  3. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    Sorry to hear about the loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. EquestrianGal

    EquestrianGal Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so sorry! we lost some to a fox a couple years ago, and then this winter a hunting dog (we think) came onto our property and killed our sweetest red literally two feet from my back porch in the middle of the day. I was so sad!!
     
  5. desireefawn

    desireefawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh gosh, so sorry for your loss! <3
     
  6. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm so sorry... that's just heartbreaking~ did it happen in the night? The thought of losing one just hurts to think about, sending hugs your way [​IMG]
     
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it happened last night. My husband lets them out in the morning, and he didn't notice that only three came out. I went out to refill feed around noon and saw that only three were in the run. I just knew. They are always together. One was inside, dead but no blood. The other two are just completely gone.


    By pure fate, luck...whatever you want to call the feed store in the next county had Ameracuana chicks. I knew I had to get more to replace mine, we have been so excited about blue eggs. So I went to get some. I got 4, and they had one lonesome Silkie chick. I've been trying to get a silkie for months. So I left with 5 new babies.

    I'm so heartbroken that one stupid mistake (the window) caused my girls to die. I just hope that they went quickly. [​IMG]
     

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