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Yep, I have a trap set and it's baited with a large piece of turkey.  I'm going to leave my dog in this afternoon, and hopefully I'll catch it.  I would really like to get back to the enjoyable part of chicken keeping again.

 

I was looking up weasels.  The first time I saw it, white color is what stuck out at me.  This time, I didn't get as good of a look because it was moving so dang fast, but it looked light colored.  Mary offered to let me borrow her game camera.  I read that foxes eat weasels...........wish I had a fox right now.

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Well, my male died.  So he is now in the trap.  I hope he draws the bugger in to get trapped and this is the last bird I lose to it. :fl  This makes 22 birds I've lost to this critter.  I lost the male in the back in the first attack, the male in the front today.:hit

 

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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post #24853 of 25215
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Originally Posted by Happy Chooks View Post
 

Well, my male died.  So he is now in the trap.  I hope he draws the bugger in to get trapped and this is the last bird I lose to it. :fl  This makes 22 birds I've lost to this critter.  I lost the male in the back in the first attack, the male in the front today.:hit

 

I'm sorry Kelly. I sure as heck hope you finally get it. 

 

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Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #24854 of 25215
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Well, my male died.  So he is now in the trap.  I hope he draws the bugger in to get trapped and this is the last bird I lose to it. :fl  This makes 22 birds I've lost to this critter.  I lost the male in the back in the first attack, the male in the front today.:hit

 


They are so pretty  - what a shame!

 

What kind of wounds did it leave on the bodies?  Sometimes the method they use to kill is an indication of what the critter is.  This nightmare has dragged on too long!  I hope you get it today or tonight!   :fl

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 4+ acres, 24 chickens of assorted breeds, 2 old dogs, 1 cat, a big veggie garden and 2 old people.  "The Old Chickens Home" should be the name of my farm, for more than one reason! 
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Kelly, I   don't think a fox would help.   He'd follow  your predator(s)  and take anything they leave

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post #24856 of 25215
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They are so pretty  - what a shame!

 

What kind of wounds did it leave on the bodies?  Sometimes the method they use to kill is an indication of what the critter is.  This nightmare has dragged on too long!  I hope you get it today or tonight!   :fl

Bite marks on the neck or face and broken necks.  I agree completely about this nightmare going on far too long!

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
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post #24858 of 25215
While Fishers and ferrets are both weasels, fishers are native, more closely related to martins and mink, and generally are a dark lustrous brown color. Ferrets are European in origin, and do come in many colors. They are a domesticated descendants of European polecats, and they're not usually found in the wild.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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post #24859 of 25215

Did it look like:

 

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post #24860 of 25215
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Bite marks on the neck or face and broken necks.  I agree completely about this nightmare going on far too long!

Sounds exactly like what the fisher did when it attacked and killed my 17 hens, all in one afternoon.  It sprung all my traps the next day then thankfully seems to have left the area and never returned

 4+ acres, 24 chickens of assorted breeds, 2 old dogs, 1 cat, a big veggie garden and 2 old people.  "The Old Chickens Home" should be the name of my farm, for more than one reason! 
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 4+ acres, 24 chickens of assorted breeds, 2 old dogs, 1 cat, a big veggie garden and 2 old people.  "The Old Chickens Home" should be the name of my farm, for more than one reason! 
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