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#1 aChocLover

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:42 PM


We got home this afternoon and went to pick up our new little chookies to bring them in for the night and could only find 2 chooks (we have 3 left after Kaptyn died).

Fluffy, our other gorgeous little frizzle bantam was in the corner. Lots of feathers everywhere :'( She's been attacked by something and I'm not sure what.

Haven't told DD2 yet - Fluffy's hers sad.gif DD1 was with me and was pretty scared and upset.
We need to work out what it was that got her and whether the other chooks are safe tonight/tomorrow.

Again, I'm in tears .. over a bloody chook rolleyes.gif sad.gif



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

Oh, no. :cry: I'd be crying, too. That's terrible. Chook or not, there still your pets. I hope DD was okay.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:02 PM

Oh no, poor fluffy sad.gif

I'd be in tears too. A pet is part of the family and noone wants them to meet a grizzly end. I hope your DD isn't too devastated and you figure out what happened so the others are safe.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry ACL.

I know how hard it is to lose a pet, especially when the kids love them so.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

Oh no! Poor Fluffy and you guys.

I hope you can figure out what happened. sad.gif

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

I'm sorry. It's so horrible when a chook is killed, and to find the body like that is terrible.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

How horrible. We have frizzles and they are just the lovelies little chookies.

I hope you find out what happened and are able to stop it from happening again.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

Oh noo - that is so sad! sad.gif

I'm so sorry to read this - I would have been in tears too.

I hope you guys are ok and you get to the bottom of what happened and the other chooks are safe and sound.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:34 PM


Thanks ladies, the girls want to bury her this weekend (she's currently in the freezer ph34r.gif )

And I think we've found the culprit. A bloody bird of prey! sad.gif

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

I thought it might have been a hawk or similar sad.gif

We had one in the chicken shed the other day!!

Apparently those stone owls that Bunnings sell can keep hawks away from areas..

So sorry - they are just the lovliest pets, we were out last night with torches searching for one of ours that had flown out and gotten lost!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:19 AM

Oh no you poor things. I would have cried too. I hope your DD was ok when you told her.

We use one or those owls Penny mentioned to keep birds off our balcony (although we are not usually visited by birds of prey!) and they work well for that purpose.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(aChocLover @ May 3 2013, 01:34 PM) View Post

Thanks ladies, the girls want to bury her this weekend (she's currently in the freezer ph34r.gif )

And I think we've found the culprit. A bloody bird of prey! sad.gif


Glad to hear you've found the culprit. Sounds like one of the owls the other girls have suggested might be the go to ward off any more attacks.

I can relate to having to put a pet in the freezer aChoc - we had to do the same when we lost our kitten Fidel. It was way too late (after midnight) when we got him home from the animal emergency centre to bury him. It felt so wrong on so many levels to put him in the freezer. ph34r.gif But, we had no choice.

I hope Fluffy gets a nice resting place and you and the girls are ok.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

sad.gif How sad. I hope your DD is ok. Its horrible losing a pet.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:11 PM

Oh that so sad sad.gif
We lost our Rosie girl about 2ish weeks ago now. She just vanished and I am thinking its one of the wedge tails that nest in the area because there has not been a single feather found and they are baiting the wild dogs atm so few of those.
May invest in one of the owl things but do they bother the chooks at all?
Also need to invest in a new chook because Rosie was DH's little girl and she followed him everywhere.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:47 AM

That's terrible. : (




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