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We have skunks around here,the bigger concern for my neck of the woods is coons,opossum,feral cats, neighborhood dogs,that are slowly contracting lethal doses of lead poison,and Coyotes.I also have foxes and bobcat on my property. I recently lost 22 birds in one night to coyote or Fox. I found one bird outside the pen. Bottom half ate. Fence was lifted up about 18" 5 birds were dead and placed in a perfect row at the entry point. Very few feathers,very little damage to the birds.The rest were GONE. I've since ran an electric fence and haven't had a problem since
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We have skunks around here,the bigger concern for my neck of the woods is coons,opossum,feral cats, neighborhood dogs,that are slowly contracting lethal doses of lead poison,and Coyotes.I also have foxes and bobcat on my property. I recently lost 22 birds in one night to coyote or Fox. I found one bird outside the pen. Bottom half ate. Fence was lifted up about 18" 5 birds were dead and placed in a perfect row at the entry point. Very few feathers,very little damage to the birds.The rest were GONE. I've since ran an electric fence and haven't had a problem since

I'm so sorry to hear about your losses! It's so frustrating and often heartbreaking when that happens. Our biggest problem was Mongoose (we were in South Africa most of my chicken keeping years). We trapped and took care of a few and that took care of that problem thankfully, but they caused us a lot of damage. 

 

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post #63 of 63
They were just hitting the laying stage when the chupy cobbler got em.
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