predator

  1. BestDiscoMan13

    Looking for a rooster

    I currently have four Easter egger hens, they were attacked by an Akita dog before Valentine’s Day. Today they got attacked by a hawk and this time one got hurt and was bleeding but not hurt too much but was missing feathers but because we started hitting the hawk she wasn’t dead. I live in New...
  2. K_EP-I

    What could have killed my chickens?

    Hi so I’m not new to raising chickens. I’ve “raised” them when I was 5-9 and got some chicks at Tractor Supply Co last spring. I got Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds. They are all hens. But 2 days ago I went to go let them out of their run to free range and saw I only had 2 of my hens, both the...
  3. chloemae

    Predator took all 5 hens last night! I feel horrible!

    Hi Everyone, thank you to everyone at this forum as you have all been so helpful! Every night I have a routine which includes checking on my 5 hens and closing their hutch door. I have done this for 5 years. Last night I am assuming I forgot as I noted the main door open this AM. All of my...
  4. cvlcite

    South Florida Predators?

    Hey y’all I live in urban south Florida and I have 2 hens! I wanted to know if anyone knows about what possible predators there could be around here. When I say urban I mean like city I’m nowhere near any wildlife areas so I know I don’t have to worry about bears or anything. I’m concerned about...
  5. TheFarm2019

    My baby is MISSING.

    Okay hi. I’m new here, but I have an emergency. I was going to come home from college today, but I didn’t because my parents told me they didn’t want me traveling in the bad weather. Well.. at the end of the day I got a call from my mom telling me my baby Mione is missing. Completely...
  6. C

    Keeping safe from raccoons

    This is a kennel that surrounds my chicken coop. It has chicken wire across the top and a tarp. The coop has windows that is hard even for me to open. It has a ramp and ramp door as well as a bigger door for me to get in. We do have 4 dogs as well but I'm afraid that it's not going to do much...
  7. Tilly6

    I might have to give up. Can’t fight the eagles

    I don’t think I can keep a family of eagles from attacking the ducks whenever they want. The geese can give a warning, but I just don’t think that gives them enough time to get under cover especially when the trees have no leaves. There are 3 eagles all together. 2 adults and a juvenile. I am...
  8. Pet-chicks-South-Africa

    Only the head left - help!

    Hi all, this morning I woke up to find scattered feathers on the ground and the head of the victim on the other side of the yard. She was a young black bantam but robust fast and feisty. Her "sister", a silkie is now lonely and scared. It's my only remaining chicken. The gardner thinks the...
  9. It_is_I_Rae

    Warning: Graphic URGENT: predator got in coop, killed 2 chickens and injured 2 others

    So today I went to go take care of my chickens only to find that two of them were brutally murdered and two of them sustained injuries to the head. I believe the predator was a raccoon. One of the injured birds I am not as concerned about and I think she'll be ok, but the other one looks pretty...
  10. It_is_I_Rae

    URGENT: predator got in coop, killed 2 chickens and injured 2 others

    So today I went to go take care of my chickens only to find that two of them were brutally murdered and two of them sustained injuries to the head. I believe the predator was a raccoon. One of the injured birds I am not as concerned about and I think she'll be ok, but the other one looks pretty...
  11. si1entshad0w

    What predator is this and how do I deter it?

    I had something (I'm guessing opossum or raccoon) get one chicken early in September - it ate the head and guts only - but hadn't seen anything since until I was examining the chicken coop after coming back from being out of town today. There's what appears to be fresh scratch and bite marks...
  12. Hentooth

    Mystery hen..

    So yesterday my neighbour turns up at my door with an injured, skinny, sorry looking hen.. she’d been for a walk in the forest and found her (it’s England and raining and 11 degrees in the day) so she was pretty beat up.. she looked like she’d been out there a while, boney and flat crop.. and...
  13. P

    Fox problem...

    We have had our 5 chickens for about a year now. No issues with predators up to this point - this weekend one of our girls passed naturally. The next day one was snatched up by a fox and it ran off into the woods with her. I think our coop is very secure - hence not having an issue with this...
  14. BluebirdHomestead

    How to predator-proof this coop. Wwyd.

    Hi there. New around here. Just moved to a 1.5 acre lot that has an existing coop that I’d like to fix up. Wwyd to predator-proof this? I’m in Colorado near Longmont, raccoons, foxes, birds of prey, maybe even a wandering bear. The run just has normal chicken wire on it. Do I need to do a...
  15. T

    Flock Up and Quits Laying...to a Hen

    Thank you for the sticky post and the links. Our flock was being aggressively hunted by the neighborhood bobcat, so we spent over a month confining the layers, the ducks, and the toy box bantams while we baited for the bobcat. When we never caught anything, and news of another neighbor...
  16. BigBlueHen53

    Trying to Foil a Red-Tailed Hawk

    "Well, it's finally, happened, Zachary..." After years of letting my chickens free-range with hardly an incident of aerial predation, a red-tailed hawk has discovered the bounty. Yesterday there was a lot of cackling going which I thought was just a hen and one of the roosters bragging about an...
  17. M

    Pheasant roofing and predator proofing!?

    Hi everyone! I'm building a pheasant enclosure and am wondering what everybody uses as roofing material, and what predator proofing measures you have taken! I'm in the UK so there aren't as many predators as there are in places like the US but I'm definitely not taking any chances. I will be...
  18. famerzellman

    What killed the chicken?

    this morning I went to let out my ladies and noticed one dead BIG hen in the yard (3 years old heavy hen). I coop up the ladies every night and I check around to make sure I didn’t miss any (they free range) Well last night I missed her, and something found her. It looks like it was a chase...
  19. PNWhens

    Free ranging pullets

    I have 4 rhodies that are 5-6 weeks old. I let them run around the yard when I am watching, but am afraid to let them explore when I'm not there for fear of predators. Should I let them run on their own, or maybe put up a netting for protection of some sort? They do have an enclosed run, but I...
  20. Henhaven2090

    What killed her?

    need some opinions here. Been losing a few chickens, it’s never more than one per day. Just find the feathers, but no body. No blood either. It has been at the edges of my property, a couple in the pine trees and one in the field. Some I havent even found the feathers for. I took a pic of the...
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