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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by lomine View Post

Do you have mink in your area? They can get through small spaces.

I don't know. I live in deep south texas, like 10min from the Mexican border south south
post #12 of 17

Could it be a rat? Rats tend to take things and hide them.

post #13 of 17

This is just freaky.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blue Godz View Post

Well dog my cat. In a creppy turn of events we left the bag chicken starter in the empty coop and yesterday morning the bag had holes in it and a chickie skeleton was next to it.

We all went in there and looked all around and under the hay one by one, first my father in law, then my husband, then me when the chickies and ducklings dissapeared. There was no carcass, no blood, no feathers, nothing.

Now we find a chickie skeleton a day after??? sad.png o_O sad.pngsad.png
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???

It happened a year ago with a turkey polt but not so creepy. Back then the polt was outside when it went missing we all looked around, didn't find anything and the next day the carcass was in plain sight. But that was the whole carcass and she was outside, back then we thought it was a snake that couldn't digest it, but a snake doesn't take 15 birds and several eggs in 1 night, so we don't think it's that now.

Last night we left Odin (guard dog) inside the coop with the adult chickens and ducks. We finally got eggs again this morning. So whatever it is its not going after our adult birds but is stealing all our eggs and babies and has to be pretty small to get in through a hole we cannot find

Going to leave Odin in there again tonight, it's the only thing that has worked so far

The chickie skeleton is awcking-freaky....brujería '_'?

All the bones connected with no flesh at all on them?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #15 of 17
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I didn't see myself cause ..you know *shudders* but i asked my hubby he says " the entire skeleton, squished, no flesh, no feathers"
post #16 of 17
This page says they are in East Texas near streams and ponds. http://texasalmanac.com/topics/environment/wildlife

Have you considered putting out a trap or a game camera?
post #17 of 17
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Yeah. I'm asking a friend for his trap and we've been considering cameras.

Im planning on putting an egg and some chicken starter as bait. I just haven't picked up the trap cause my friend has been sick with the flu and I have a 4month old baby, don't want to risk getting sick cause I don't want my baby to get sick
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