First attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chainsaw385, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Chainsaw385

    Chainsaw385 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 22, 2010
    Came home from a dinner and went down to gather eggs............one hen had all her tail feathers ripped out with some bleeding.The other chickens of course were pecking the blood.

    She was walking a little gingerly but was still moving around pretty good and eating the feed I threw out.I have her isolated to give the wounds time to heal.It was a 4 legged predator for sure by the wounds.

    I might have one chicken missing .............. they will be scattered all around unill roost time then I'll know.

    Surprised I made it this long with all 18 with all kind of chicken eating animals around my place.

    Not ready to lock them down yet.......my guess is a strange dog passing thru unless 1 is missing that would lead me to believe a fox,coon,fisher or coyote because I would think that with no one home a wild predator would not give up with only a mouthfull of tail feathers from one chicken.
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Sounds like a coon or possum.
     
  3. Chainsaw385

    Chainsaw385 Out Of The Brooder

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    hope it was a possum......easier to find and kill them.

    Lost a chicken so I will be hunting tomorrow.

    Funny none of the others were skittish............but they go off in their sub-groups sometimes and possibly didn't even know some of the flock was attacked.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I hope you find him and rock his little world.
     

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