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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sesa, May 14, 2009.

  1. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog left a bone on the deck and this guy paid us a visit.

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  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    He seriously wanted that bone...aye? [​IMG]
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    a turkey yurkey vulture they're okay as long as they're no where near my chickens. LOL.
     
  4. fosterchick

    fosterchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You don't need to worry about them around your chickens. Turkey vultures only eat dead stuff. I have them all over my place and never had a problem.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:You don't need to worry about them around your chickens. Turkey vultures only eat dead stuff. I have them all over my place and never had a problem.

    That's a misconception. Had a whole group of turkey vultures trying to peck my bantam cochins eyes out. Read up on it they do....luckily I caught the problem in time and scared them off. My cochins had to hide their heads in the leaves and dirt.


    ETA: it was black vultures that attacked my chickens. Turkey vultures do flock with black vultures though and will eat what the blacks kill.
     
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  6. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Thats a great picture! I have never seen one up close like that! I dont even think we have them around here that i can remember.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  7. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    also, people on here have had them fly off with their young chicks. But, they are certainly not the threat hawks/eagles/owls are!

    cool pics!
     
  8. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a cool pic. That's how we know summer is close by in Ohio those vultures show up everywhere. They're great at finding gas leaks....lol.
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    He really did want that bone [​IMG]

    vultures in general tend to only eat dying or dead animals, but some species(Black) will go after anything small enough for them to get, which includes chicks and bantams
     
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  10. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cross that with a frizzle chicken and you'll really have something !!! [​IMG]
     

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