Does this sound like a coon ?????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thoughtsbysabian, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. thoughtsbysabian

    thoughtsbysabian Out Of The Brooder

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    Well as of last night I (had) 7 leghorn/RIR mix hens, and one roo..... Now I have 1 hen 3 headless hens, and 1 headless roo..... [​IMG] One of the hens looks to be partially eaten, but nothing else.... Oh and for the other 3...?!?!? You got me they are gone. From what I have read, this sounds like a coon, but I would like to hear everyones input on this..... Really, what I am asking here is what type of AMMO I need to pick up .22 or 12 gauge shells!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something is going to have to pay.
     
  2. blbgp

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    Yikes! I'm so sorry about your birds. Do you know how it got in your coop?
     
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  3. thoughtsbysabian

    thoughtsbysabian Out Of The Brooder

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    Well thats that funny thing..... There is no sign of breaking and entering. Also the one that is still whole (and alive) was found OUTSIDE the coop..... No idea how she was able to get out either.....
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe the hens that diapeared hid?They are great at hiding so ill bet there up ina tree somewhere or down on the ground.When somthing attacked my golden phoenix hens,I found 1 up in a tree about 40 ft up!How long have they been missing?
     
  5. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a coon to me or maybe posum?
     
  6. thoughtsbysabian

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    They have been missing since this morning.... I did look up in the trees, but I have about 3 WOODED acres in my backyard. If they are hiding, I will never find them. I was thinking about tossing some feed in the backyard to try to lure anyone that may indeed be hiding.
     
  7. dscheck

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    Do possums take the birds with them? One of our hens is missing and all that was left was a bunch of feathers...no blood or anything else. Maybe she is in the trees? If so will she come down on her own??
     
  8. thoughtsbysabian

    thoughtsbysabian Out Of The Brooder

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    Good question.... I would like to know the answer to that as well.... If they are roosting in the trees, will they come down on their own????
     
  9. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    That's terrible!!! We get huge racoons where we live. The sheriiff came by a few months ago warning us that racoons killed a 60lb lab in the neighborhood and to keep all our animals locked up tight! I never heard of coons being able to kill a large dog!!! They are very smart and can even figure out how to operate some types of latches. He said they are actually hunting in teams (not normal for coons). He said it's because their food supply is disappearing and they have to use new methods or starve.
    I'd get both types of ammo and put a baby monitor in the coop till you catch the culprit!
     
  10. thoughtsbysabian

    thoughtsbysabian Out Of The Brooder

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    GREAT IDEA SunnyDawn....... I love the baby monitor idea, I am going to do that as soon as I get a new flock. Like I mentioned earlier, I had a VERY small flock of 8, now I am down to 1.... So I am going to work on more predator prevention throughout the week, and get another 8 or so this weekend..... Once again, I LOVE THAT IDEA, thanks.
     

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