Help! Chicken killer on the loose!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kim's Chix, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Kim's Chix

    Kim's Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] My chickens are being killed off! And my ducks as well! In broad daylight too! Whatever is going after them takes the biggest of my babies, my fully grown Roos and drake! And all that is left is a pile of feathers. no bones, no body, nothing else. I thought about poison, but some one else said that was a bad idea. I may have to get a live animal trap or something. This is really frusterating me! Any ideas?
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Read the thread on "Raptor Migration". Sounds like hawks to me, they are migrating from now till November and will be looking for "easy" food sources.
     
  3. Kim's Chix

    Kim's Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    P.S.We live next to a major highway, so a big dog is not really an option.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Sounds more like a coyote or a fox to me.
     
  5. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had owls coming and killing our animals. They always left a big pile of feathers. Coon and fox are usually a little less messy at the kill sight. We even had a you bald eagle kill one of our ducks in broad daylight. If that's the case a live trap won't help much. sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG]
     
  6. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto.
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  7. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Got a run to put them in for awhile?
     
  10. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Sounds like space aliens! Sorry, everyone else was guessing and I got caught up in the moment. LOL. [​IMG]
     

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