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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sad

Nature paid a call to our farm on Sunday night. A quoll worked its way into our poultry pens and has completely and utterly destroyed our flock of turkeys and chickens. In the process it has also broken my poultry loving heart.

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23 comments:

A little bit country said...

Oh no, so sorry to read this Tracy. Take care xo

Cathy Hetzel said...

Hi Tracy....sorry to hear about your turkeys and chooks.....

Sunnybrook Farm said...

What a shame, so sorry all the birds were killed a real waste. Not sure if you have these but I have used steel lath panels that have held up against all intruders here but then we only have coons, skunks, bob cats and coyotes. I suspect a bear could eventually get in but the noise would alert us.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Oh Tracy, I'm so sorry to read this. That's just awful. Hugs to you and your family.

Sharon said...

oh no Im so sorry, gee I have never heard of a quoll doing that but I suppose we never see them here I thought they were tiny animals, we have trouble with foxes. My thoughts are with you xxx

Louise Jane said...

Tracy, words escape me. All I can say I feel for you in my heart.

Kim said...

Same thing happened to us with a fox a few years back ...we lost everything. Give yourself time to have a break from poultry if you need it ...but bear in mind that this can't beat you and you will be able to go back to it. Hugs xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh Tracy...........that is terrible news..........I've had foxes in and cleaned out the chookyard and I know how heart breaking it is.........

How do quolls get in?

I know how much you love your feathered friends and you will get some more again.........

Lisa said...

Tracy, I'm terribly, terribly sorry. It's incredible that one animal could do so much damage.

Joolz said...

Oh, bugger! That is so heartbreaking for you. I can only imagine your shock at finding all this. Thinking of you,

Joolz xx

Susan said...

I feel your pain. We had the same thing happen about two years ago. Nasty creatures. :(

shez said...

so sorry Tracy i had to look up to see what a quoll was,oh this is terrible,take care my friend,sending big hugs.xx

Jan said...

How horrible. I am sorry for you.

Lisa said...

AWWW HUGS my dear bloggy friend.xo

Kimberley Atkinson said...

Oh Tracy - I am devastated to hear that. Thoughts to you.

KERYN B said...

Tracy I am so sorry you must be broken hearted. I loved seeing photos of your girls. Dam Quoll.

africanaussie said...

oh no I am so sorry about that.

Fiona said...

aaah... that is sad to hear....
Hugz

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness Tracy..I am speechless and have a lump in my throat-I know how heart broken you much be...please use you blog as a sounding board whenever you need..we will miss you too much,hugs Vickie

Janice said...

My heart goes out to you. We have lost chooks by foxes, but nothing on the scale of your loss. Treasure the memories of their time with you.

Farmer Liz said...

Thinking of you Tracy.

Lost In Utensils said...

Much love and thoughts Tracy. Feel very sad about your loss x

Paola said...

That is just so sad. My heart goes goes out to you.