When it rains it pours!!! Had my hen with the cut in the crib brooder on the porch and it has saved her life. I went out to do chores this morning and was thinking how quiet it was. No crowing...Once I opened the door to my hoop coop I found out why...They were dead! They were all on the floor all dead except one rooster. He isn't in good shape at all I think that his neck may be broken. I'm not sure, but I think that I'm going to have to put him down. I can't bare to see him suffering. They weren't eaten at all just all dead. I'm pretty sure that it was a mink/weasel. There wasn't any signs of it being anything bigger. I have the welded wire over the panels so there wasn't a way for anything big to get in there. I did notice this afternoon a hole by the pop door that was about 2 inches wide. I have straw bales in front of the door because I don't use that one during the winter. I have cleaned up all the bodies and set a trap in the coop . I hope that it will come back tonight so I can take care of it. I just really worry cause the hoop coop is right next to the duck coop. I would lose it if I woke up to all my ducks dead! The hardest thing was telling the kids.,,
Oh and they were the all of my large fowl birds...I knew I needed more, but I didn't think that it would be this soon...
Luv I don't know if this will help you at all but I have 3 healthy BSL's you can have free. "Dinner" (because she's a naughty girl, & she is often threaten with being made just that) lays a JUMBO egg almost every day and her 2 sister hens "Lunch" and "Breakfast" lay an extra large egg almost every day. They will be 1 yr old May 6th of this coming spring. I would be happy to give you these girls if it would help at all. I don't know where you live, but I live in Rome, NY all you need do is pick the girls up. Let me know if this would help.
Edited by BakerzDozen - 3/2/16 at 7:30am