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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    I'm not getting any eggs to speak of either with 3 hens molting, and 3 sitting on nests. I've been through the dog thing, the coyote thing, the possum thing and the worst, the bobcat thing. It hurts.
    Bobcat thing, dam. We had a hawk fly right in the coop. Wife scared the crap out of it. Possum and coyotes trying to tunnel in now. Bastards.
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    The bobcat was the worst. You can't imagine the carnage. Feathers and parts everywhere. Early on with these Bielefelders, shortly before they started laying I had a coyote. He snagged 2 at different times. I saw both, but she was so fast there was nothing I could do to stop it. She looked to be about starving to death, poor thing. I haven't seen the coyote since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    The bobcat was the worst. You can't imagine the carnage. Feathers and parts everywhere. Early on with these Bielefelders, shortly before they started laying I had a coyote. He snagged 2 at different times. I saw both, but she was so fast there was nothing I could do to stop it. She looked to be about starving to death, poor thing. I haven't seen the coyote since.
    We put ours in a coop and the neighbors chickens got ravaged by a pack of coyotes. We went searching and found the feast area. Feathers, legs, etc everywhere. Big hawk got a couple from them also. Really pissed my wife off she raised all but 3 for the neighbors. Stock from our roosters and hens. I think like brine shrimp, everything thinks chickens are delicious.
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    I moved Miss Chickie to a 75 gallon tank I had sitting outside. She has room to run around more. I take her out of the tank and let her sit and play with me on the fish room sofa. She's especially fond of my terry cloth bathrobe so when I take it off I'll often put it on the sofa. She has her chick food and water but I can't resist doing something that "they" say should not be done. I give her treats of meal worms. Absolutely no more than 5 a day though. I wanted to get pics of her hunting them and eating them but she's so fast I was only able to get one poor picture of it.

    Have you ever seen such a sweet innocent face in your life? The day after Thanksgiving I found out that my nephew who lives in London died suddenly of a massive heart attack. The news was devastating to me and I found my self in great need of something small and helpless to care for and I had Miss Chickie.
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    Liz I am very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your nephew, that is devastating news. My deepest condolences sis

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    Thanks, Danny. His name was Tom. He was my best friend and I was his.
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    Hugs Liz and sorry to hear about Tom. Glad Miss Chickie is there for you, she is super cute
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