ENTIRE flock of GLW... Wiped out overnight! UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FiascoFarmer, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. FiascoFarmer

    FiascoFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Went out this morning to find our entire flock of GLW (except one that could flew pretty good) gone! [​IMG] The flock was accidentally left unguarded [​IMG] last night. There are only a couple small piles of feathers around! Other than that it's as if they were never there! [​IMG]

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may have done this based on the evidence?[​IMG]

    - 25 bird GONE!
    - 2 little clumps of feathers
    - a hole about 12 inches tall in the fence on the far side of the run (but it doesn't look like it had been gone through)
    - no obvious signs of struggle
    - no footprints that I could find

    Known predators in the area:
    - Foxes
    - Hawks
    - Skunks
    - Fisher Cats
    - Bobcats
    - Raccoons

    Any help would be appreciated! [​IMG] Thanks

    So definitely FOXES!!! And even crazier a skunk at the same time!!! Skunk is dead, Foxes to follow!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Have no clue just wanted to say how sorry I was!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ByeByeBlackBird

    ByeByeBlackBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you sure they arent hiding due to a predator/s getting just one bird, or a few? Id look ANYWHERE they can hide! I hope you didnt lose ALL of your birds!
     
  4. FiascoFarmer

    FiascoFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yeah. We scoured the whole property and all our neighbors. NOTHING!! [​IMG]
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 I'd look everywhere. With that many gone some could be hiding. Good luck. I hope you find some of them. So sorry.
     
  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just saw your last post. I don't know what could have taken that many and only left a few feathers. Maybe a pack of coyotes or foxes.[​IMG]
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    foxe bobcat coyote for that many completely gone if bobcats they will carry a short distance and half way bury it then come back later
     
  8. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for you. I lost all my chicks from this years hatchings, but over the course of two days had 7 show back up. I have no idea where they were but was glad to have them. I know how it feels I lost probably 50 or so chicks and don't know what got them but I had bodies so there is hope! [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow! That's devastating. No chance they were taken by a two-legged thief, is there? Seems like there would be more signs of carnage since 25 are gone. I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Coyote, fox, bobcat-- even though you may have not seen them, you do have coyotes in NH.
     

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