Monday, March 30, 2009

Sad News!

Poor Oprah. She was snatched from the chicken coop during the night. I went out on Monday morning to find her remains in my garden. The chicken coop was left open during the night by mistake. Someone was told to do it, but got distracted and forgot.
This is one of several prints I found nearby. I think it is a raccoon. Does anyone else recognize the print? Since I only have Aretha and Ethel left, I will may get a few more chicks.
Ya'll Come Back!


  1. Oh how sad. I know it's nature and I love raccoons but I feel like I've come to know Oprah and she was like a friend.

    I hate watching nature shows when they show other animals eating other animales.

    It's so sad and this post broke my heart!

    Please make sure the door is always kept shut from now on.


  2. How sad for you to have lost Oprah. I have wanted chickens for many years now but this has always been my greatest fear. I know someone that had ducks and one by one they fell prey to fox and other preditors. Sorry for your loss. Hugs, Loretta

  3. I would love to have chickens, but something like that would make me too sad. It definitely looks like a racoon print to me. I hope Oprah is happy in the henhouse in the sky.

  4. So sorry to hear about Oprah.
    It is so sad that things have to be that way.
    God bless.

  5. Poor Oprah. May Aretha and Ethel stay safe!

  6. So sorry to hear about the loss of Oprah. :(

  7. Ohhh...sorry to hear about Oprah.

    I think Aretha and Ethel need to become Aunties to some chicks. :)

  8. Sorry about Oprah. Wish I could have some chicks but no in town.

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss of poor Oprah. I really like raccoons
    as well, I raised one from a baby till he could be released...and for poor Oprah to be attacked by a raccoon hurts me. It's just awful.
    Hope you do get your Easter Egg chickies..


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