3 chickens killed today :(

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  1. chicsrule23

    chicsrule23 In the Brooder

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    I've had my chickens for over a year. Today in broad daylight 3 of the 6 were killed. I only see the feathers and after inspecting the yard I see something scraped under the fence. My heart is broken, they were the sweetest birds. I put up a camera because I assume
    Whatever it is will be back. The girls are in
    Their coop at night. What animal normally hints during the day. I know I can't let the others out now. Any suggestions? Thank You
     

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    Probably a fox. Dogs usually kill and leave it.
     
  3. chicsrule23

    chicsrule23 In the Brooder

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    Thank You for your response. [​IMG]
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! So sorry for your loss, that is very hard. I hope you figure out what got your hens and are able to prevent it happening again! Thanks for joining us. :)
     

  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  6. chicsrule23

    chicsrule23 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the information. Sounds to me like a fox from the descriptions. I hate the fact that it will be coming back. Thanks for the information I really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post on the predator threads for advice on preventing attacks.
     

  8. Chicken Lynda

    Chicken Lynda Hatching

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    Hi
    I'm new to this site but not new to owning chickens. I had Banties when I was a teenager and have owned different types of chickens ever since. I'm 50 ISH or so, so that's quite a number of chickens I've had. The last ones were all grabbed close to the house by a fox. I know how maddening it is to lose to predators. The next batch of chickens I get will have guardian animals to help protect them.
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under chicsrule23 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so very sorry to hear of you devastating loss [​IMG] I have not lost any of my girls to a predator [touch wood] but it is definitely a fear I have; to walk out to such carnage would be heart breaking.
     

  10. chicsrule23

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