Fox??? Coyote???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Stuby05, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Stuby05

    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have something coming up and taking my chickens after they have deceased. They have never taken or tried to take any live chickens. so my question is what comes up to my door and (outside the coop) and takes my already dead chickens, usually overnight? there is never any feathers or drag marks, so whatever it is did not eat it on the spot, but is large enough to carry it away and not drag it. I know we have both fox and coyote in North Central North Dakota, is it one of them or something else? I have not been able to see tracks and I have 2 live traps set all the time and have never caught anything.

    I would like to figure this out just so whatever it is does not try to get the live ones.
     
  2. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Have you tried one of the dead chickens as bait in your trap?
     
  3. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would you be leaving dead carcasses out overnight?[​IMG]
    That's like saying "here's a free sample of what you can get inside".
     
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    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you tried one of the dead chickens as bait in your trap?

    No I might have to try it.​
     
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    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why would you be leaving dead carcasses out overnight?
    That's like saying "here's a free sample of what you can get inside".

    Because I dont have time to do anything with them at the time of finding... I have to change something or put them elsewhere before it is a problem.​
     
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  6. Giammona farm

    Giammona farm Out Of The Brooder

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    You should get a trail camera or try to put the carcass in the trap.
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AllCoop'dUp :

    Why would you be leaving dead carcasses out overnight?[​IMG]
    That's like saying "here's a free sample of what you can get inside".

    I do something similar to this but I move the carcass to a bait station away form the flock keeps the preds where I can put a trap on them and also keeps them away from my birds. when I hatch eggs that don't hatch and other waste serves the same purpose as well as fish scraps when I clean fish.​
     
  8. Stuby05

    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do something similar to this but I move the carcass to a bait station away form the flock keeps the preds where I can put a trap on them and also keeps them away from my birds. when I hatch eggs that don't hatch and other waste serves the same purpose as well as fish scraps when I clean fish

    Thanks good idea, I will maybe have to do something like that, around here we have alot of coyote and fox. the fox come right in with the cows and neither are scared of each other, getting almost too brave.​
     

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