CHICKEN ENEMIES

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Berynn, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    O.K. how about rabbits and goffers, are they enemies to chicks, chickens, and or roosters or eggs?[​IMG]
     
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    one time i housed my guniea pigs in with the chicks but i had a divided in between and come out the next morning to find 3 dead chicks that were hanging from the wire and so the guinea pigs i gues pulled them thought and ate them [​IMG]
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Never heard of it, but then I'd never heard of squirrels being poultry predators either until I started reading this board.
     
  4. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    one time i housed my guniea pigs in with the chicks but i had a divided in between and come out the next morning to find 3 dead chicks that were hanging from the wire and so the guinea pigs i gues pulled them thought and ate them th

    O.k. Now that is really gross, Does that mean that I should assume that Thumper is actually a murderer:bun
     
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    One time my pet quail was dust bathing in an old gopher hole that we thought was no longer used but when i came back to pet her like 2 hours later i found her butt up in the air and the rest of her body in the hole. When we pulled her out more than half her body was gone. I was sad [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Those are some very disturbing stories... [​IMG]
     
  7. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I housed our male rabbit for years in our Cockatiel flight.

    One of my Female tiels leg band got hung up on the wire floor our rabbit everytime he saw us in the window or come out of the house would run up to the wire standup on his hind feet look at us then thump his foot and run over to the teil stuck and bump her with his nose.

    From our house we could not see the floor of the flight so if he had not repeated this over and over to us she would have died on the floor because her mate was chewing her leg off to get her unstuck. Our vet amputated her leg and she lived out the rest of her life perfectly happy.

    He was great with our birds even with them on the flight floor.
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's not that guinea pigs or bunnies are usually carnivorous. It's that they HAVE to chew on things. Wires, cables, chew sticks, TP rolls, cardboard and birdy feet...It doesn't matter.

    It probably wasn't the gopher in the hole, but some type of predator. BUT::::I just googled and found this:
    Although they will attempt to flee when threatened, they may attack other animals, including cats and humans, and can inflict serious bites with their long, sharp teeth.
     

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