Chickens that have been attacked by predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicken farmer, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pictures or stories of your chicken(S)that got attcked or killed and and the predator that did it and if you don't know what animal did it I'm sure we can help
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Part of the damage


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    and one of the culprits.

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  3. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that,atleast you can add to your flock though
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They killed 9 birds in minutes. That was about 3 years ago and they've killed 3 more recently.
    Over the years (60), I've lost a lot of birds. Most to raccoons, dogs next, opossums, third and hawks fourth. I don't think I've lost any to anything else. On two occasions a fox grabbed a bird while I was there and was able to chase it away. I see a lot of coyotes here midday.
    A fox or coyote may have taken the unexplained missing bird.
     
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  5. Laurie Beth

    Laurie Beth New Egg

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    I have 4 Indian Runner ducks, 2 were attacked and killed last night by a bobcat. My remaining 2 ducks are puffing their chests out, not eating or drinking today, no splashing in the pond. Just sitting under a scrub. I know they are traumatized. I sit and talk to them so they hear my voice. How long does the trauma usually last? Sad in Scottsdale.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    I had a beagle get into a pen and terrorize a flock. It didn't kill any but mostly barked and pulled out a lot of feathers. They wouldn't come out of the coop for a week and it was 6 weeks before I got the first egg.
     
  7. Doodman

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    My Silky chick (3 months old) was attached by a red tailed hawk today. She got away because my terrier, who is very protective of the chickens chased the hawk off. The Silky has a little bit of blood on her belly, maybe 2 inches in front of her cloaca but other wise seems fine from a physical exam. However she is sitting in the coop, the nest boxes and won't come out and won't eat, even sun flower seeds which she normally gobbles down with gusto. Should I be worried about some serious internal injury or is she just in shock and scared to come out of her safe place?
     

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