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Author Topic: R.I.P cocky  (Read 1374 times)


  • Joined Jun 2012
R.I.P cocky
« on: February 03, 2013, 07:52:22 am »
We have had hens for 9 months now. Last summer we hatched 2 light Sussex chicks. 1 m, 1 f , the male was a beauty, but on Friday he went missing. Last night hubby found him minus his head, poor cocky


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: R.I.P cocky
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 08:43:29 am »
 So sorry to hear this. What an awful way to find him  :bouquet: sounds like mr fox has been around.


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: R.I.P cocky
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 07:47:46 pm »
Shame  :( We have two foxes around here - hear them barking at night and saw one last night. Dogs saw it off, but it will be back.


  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: R.I.P cocky
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 08:06:21 pm »
What was even more upsetting for the children was that when he hatched out we thought he was dead then, as he had fallen from the nesting box. We put him in the oven on a very low temp and within 1/2 hour he was chirping away. :'(


  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: R.I.P cocky
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 11:04:02 am »
Very sorry to hear this. Always a shame, especially for the children. We lost 75% of our little flock few weeks back, 2 foxes now no longer with us but still a few to go before we replenish our birds.
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...


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