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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TheOLDNewChick, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Two losses in a week. A silver crested black polish cockeral and a blue silkie chick. The silkie chick dissappeared in broad daylight. Then something got into the coop and got my 6 week old polish cockeral one night almost a week ago, the silkie baby dissappearing just three days after. I don't know what it was, or where it came from. I see several ways it could've gotten in but I don't see any evidence other than feathers from the polish. Ugh. What to do?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, you gotta fix those possible entry points. Then if they free range... cover up the top so hawks can't get them. A problem I have with crested birds is that they can't see danger and get eaten by hawks too easily.
     

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