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Originally Posted by Molpet View Postweasels are out during the day by me.... this was about 20 ft from the house :barnie...lately I have only seen dead weasels, good kitty 

Weasel killed everyone of my homing pigeons over the winter Now my loft is as tight as a bottle and as long as a remember to shut the door at night things should be different. They are blood thirsty predator in a chicken coop and have no mercy.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 12/12/15 at 10:01am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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weasels are out during the day by me.... this was about 20 ft from the house :barnie...lately I have only seen dead weasels, good kitty 


Wow!  How did you get lucky, or unlucky, enough to not only see one during the day, but be able to snap a picture of it?  I have never seen one around here, but I know they are there. 

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True but the birds are out and able to run or attack not asleep and easy prey on a roost. That's when these tiny rat sized mass murderers take out an entire flock. In five years my bird losses were three from mink in one night due to no floor on coop (Put them out first night before coop was done) and a skunk two years ago due to no dig proof run in day.


What evidence does a weasel or mink leave behind so you know that's what it was that got your birds?  Do they kill in a manner similar to racoon, or do they have their own MO?

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

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Wow!  How did you get lucky, or unlucky, enough to not only see one during the day, but be able to snap a picture of it?  I have never seen one around here, but I know they are there. 


What evidence does a weasel or mink leave behind so you know that's what it was that got your birds?  Do they kill in a manner similar to racoon, or do they have their own MO?

I seen the weasel running across the yard and at first thought it was a weird chipmunk . I chased it to the tree, where it posed for me LOL...the photo was taken with my cheap cell phone so I was 3 ft away from it at most. they are very bold around here...There is a wildlife rehaber up the creek and a forest preserve down the creek that runs through my place. So I have tons of wildlife and useless to kill them because more will show up.

 

They usually kill everything they can, not just what they will eat. They tend to go for the neck or jugular and eat very little,

Chart of damage and possible predator:

http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/who-killed-my-chicken-identifying-the-culprit-from-the-crime-scene-evidence/


Edited by Molpet - 12/13/15 at 6:52am

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

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Wow!  How did you get lucky, or unlucky, enough to not only see one during the day, but be able to snap a picture of it?  I have never seen one around here, but I know they are there. 

 

You live in the USA? You have weasels unless you are in the seriously deserty parts of S.E. So. Cal, the southern tip of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. 

 

Not seeing them doesn't mean they aren't there. We've seen only one ermine (stoat/short tailed weasel in winter clothing) which prompted me to put 1/2" hardware cloth on the floor of the coop (*) and poultry stapled 8" up the plywood walls. 

 

* under the heavy rubber horse mats which I figured would keep out predators but since mice had tunneled under and squeezed through the small gaps between the mats, an ermine could as well.

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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You live in the USA? You have weasels unless you are in the seriously deserty parts of S.E. So. Cal, the southern tip of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. 

Not seeing them doesn't mean they aren't there. We've seen only one ermine (stoat/short tailed weasel in winter clothing) which prompted me to put 1/2" hardware cloth on the floor of the coop (*) and poultry stapled 8" up the plywood walls. 

* under the heavy rubber horse mats which I figured would keep out predators but since mice had tunneled under and squeezed through the small gaps between the mats, an ermine could as well.


I live on the coastal side of SC and never have I heard of weasels here we don't have skunk here as well of which I am glad. i didn't realize they were that tiny.
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I live on the coastal side of SC and never have I heard of weasels here we don't have skunk here as well of which I am glad. i didn't realize they were that tiny.

I have 3 sizes/species that the cat/dog has dispatched. The smallest was 6" long and the largest about 16"... I have only seen a live one 2x in 57 yrs... 30 yrs apart. But I see tracks all winter long every year.

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

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