1 death of my 14 week buff!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pamcpitts, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. pamcpitts

    pamcpitts In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2010
    West Palm Beach Florida
    Was wondering if anyone has any ideal what could have gotten by buffy, she was in the yard when I got home, just a little blood and a few feather but she was whole, it happened around 9:00 a.m., and then a couple of days ago around 4:00 p.m. I heard all my hens clucking up a storm, and feathers all over something almost got my white leg horn which is also 14 weeks, was wonder if it could be a snake I saw a black snake in the yard good size one.
    If anyone has had this happen to them please let me know.[​IMG]

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Realistically the possibilities are endless. It is very unlikely that a blacksnake could harm birds that age and size, but there is a myriad of other predators that might.
  3. peterlund

    peterlund Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    My best advice to free range minded folk (like I happen to be) is to either have lots of time to watch over the flock, or have lots of flock to free up your time.... It is hard trying to give birds the "perfect" life when our own lives are so darn full... Good luck in finding the villain.

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