Daytime Killers in TN

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by moondog425, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kills in the daylight? I lost one of my A.Games beetween one and five p.m. today. What ever it was came over the fence and ate all the meat off of the neck and had started on the wing and tore the skin off one whole side and left it in the pen. None of the others look hurt but are in shock I think. My Rooster looks loike he has lost some feathers but is running around and i see no blood on him. He is a big White Roo.
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I had a hawk fly over the coop at midday the other day. Thankfully the ones our ranging were tucked up under stuff. It flew off and I haven't seen it since, but it could easily have snatched one of the banties. [​IMG]

    Other thoughts would be dogs or cats perhaps. Dunno. Maybe others will chime in.

    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:where are u located in tn? southern west we have notices foxes, hawks, dogs n coyette too during the day
     
  4. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in south east tn. Dayton. I think some kind of hawk or Fox or mabee a Cat. What ever it was came over the fence, no dig ins....
    Quote:where are u located in tn? southern west we have notices foxes, hawks, dogs n coyette too during the day
     
  5. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks every one.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess a hawk. Anything else would have killed more and/or carried it off.
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Woodmort, sounds like a hawk to me.
     
  8. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Well, in the evening when it was barely getting dark a falcon came and perched on the fence watching my 15-week-old pullets. And I've had a lot of hawks circling overhead, but whenever I see/hear one I put my chickens in their run.
     

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