Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Wendyba29, May 12, 2009.

  1. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    My next door neighbor was raising some rhode island red chicks for them and she offered to raise a few brahmas and some EEs for me so I got 4 ees and 2 brahamas. Well they were doing great minus the one that the neighbors dog got a hold of. Yesterday my neighbor calls me at work to inform me that something got 7 of her rhodies and all but 1 of mine!! I have one EE left. It dragged them out from either through or under the fencing. No feathers no nothing left behind!! What kind of creature would be so greedy as to take 12 half grown chickens at one sitting and not leave a mark or anything!!?? I'm so sick about this!!
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I don't know but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am....
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    minks will drag off a bunch and hide the bodies to eat later.
  4. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks I cried myself to sleep last night because the day before I was going to go pick them up and bring them home and I didn't because, I didn't have the space quite right for them. I am kicking myself HARD for this one!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    where they dead in the cage or missing? Could of been 2 legged predators??? I am sorry this happened to you and your neighbor
  6. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    They were just gone no trace except about 5 feathers on the ground, and a small maybe 1 foot wide hole under the fence, No sign of tracks or anything, which is weird because of all the rain it's kinda muddy around the pen.
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    A family of coons could have taken them too.
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm so sorry for your loss, and for the disappointment you are feeling. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    About 3 years ago something got into my father in law's coop and took 16 full grown chickens, only a few feathers were left. Weof all feel it was a family foxes. This time of year the mother fox is teaching her pups how to hunt and stuff.
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    A hungry, desperate feral cat. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  10. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    My neighbors husband is going to keep a very watchful eye on the rest, What gets me is they have a large dog that was outside at the time, He's kind of a chicken(pun not really intended) [​IMG] But I wouldn't think something would be brave enough to grab them in broad daylight with a dog around!

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