Grrrr SO mad at myself.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Flawedatdesign, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Dixon Missouri
    I went out and penned up our hens. I had some attacked last night. It only seems to happen when I do not get the coops locked up or open them up to early.

    Well last night I had 1 hen and my Main roo scattered all over the yard. Not literally but one over here one over there. Hen was in good shape just a bit scared as I accidently let my dog go out with me in case it was a coon well he found the hen. About an hour later heard another chicken throwing a fit by the bathroom window. SO back out I go. It's my main roo. I went to poke him as he looked dead and ended up with him in my face. He was a little beat up one side of his face was swollen due to the attack.

    Well I cooped everyone up tonight but didn't see Mr. Wobbles. I figured after the attack he went and roosted in a tree somewhere.

    I heard the dog bark so went outside to check the hens. Well I put everyone in one coop tonight hoping that lil bro roo might help protect them as Mr Wobbles was not around. So I left the other run and coop open as no one was in it. Well I go out to see Mr wobbles take his last breath and hear something run off.

    He was in the nest box with half of one side of his face/head missing.

    I'm thinking Coons but not sure any input. The big Hens/roo are large fowl I don't think the neighbors Cat could do the type of damage I saw. I'd take pics but It's a bit Graphic.

    Any Thoughts?
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    I agree...coon.
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Dixon Missouri
    It's odd that they only mess with them when the coops are open. That and the one is the farthest from the house. I have lost 3 hens out of the one coop. Will borrow the live trap tomorrow. I'll save some of Mr Wobbles to use as bait for the live trap.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Quote:Umm, perhaps they 'only mess with them when the coops are open' is because that's when they have access to them?????

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