Bare-butt baby...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cropadoodledo, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. cropadoodledo

    cropadoodledo New Egg

    Mar 2, 2009
    My bantams were attacked. They are in a coop and don't come out due to our dog and the hawks. One hen is completely gone, except for the wings. The wings look like they were just ripped right off the body, and left on the floor of the house. There are feathers all over the house and coop area, but not a one outside of the fence. One of the other hens has all of her tailfeathers missing. Our coop was completely inclosed until a tree fell on it, so there are holes in the fencing now. None where something could walk straight into it. Whatever it is had to pick it's way through the tree limb and go through the wire and then back out through the wire. I read somewhere that cats would do this sort of killing. We don't have cats or neighbors, just wondering if a bobcat would fall under "cats" and if so, would it kill in the same way. Thanks for any comments!
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC from California!! [​IMG]

    So Sorry that your first post has to be so sad!!

    If there are any holes into your run, it could be a number of predators. Many smallish animals would be happy to get a chicken for dinner. Raccoons, weasels, possums, foxes. Hungary predators will take any opportunity that they can!!!

    Sorry for your loss.

  3. cropadoodledo

    cropadoodledo New Egg

    Mar 2, 2009
    Thanks Cindy! So far nothing in the trap! My DH fixed many of the holes last evening, so we'll see if anything turns up...
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    I would say coon

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