Anyone Have Any Ideas What Happened To Our

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dustjust, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. dustjust

    dustjust Out Of The Brooder

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    We found our little bantam this morning behind our coop. We were wondering what kind of predator this looks like. They free range from the morning on. We're not sure if it happened last night or today.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Were feathers plucked and scattered around the carcass? Looks like a hawk kill to me.
     
  3. dustjust

    dustjust Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes but it looked as if she was pulled from coop
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hawks and owls will not hesitate to enter a coop after prey. I have had both enter my pigeon lofts when I neglected to close the bobs/traps.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you lock up your chooks every night in a secure coop and do a head count to make sure they are all there?

    What does this mean?
    You found a hole in coop?
     
  6. dustjust

    dustjust Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea their locked up each night and an auto door lets them out to free range at sunrise
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sooooooo.........coop opened at sunrise and a predator got this bird then?

    Risk of free ranging......predator will likely be back for more......time for a secure run maybe?
     
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