Help please!ive had run into this many times!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cluckcluck1215, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello!please help me.

    I don't know what keeps taking my chickens.ive had a few encounters.

    One day the hens were free ranging.i was at work and came home and sunshine was feathers or blood or anything.just...GONE!with a snap of a finger just gone.and my dog was outside chained up with a long lead near the woods to guard the chickens.

    Then, I encountered another one dead this tame thankfully.i was inside doing stuff and looked out the window and saw the ducks quacking--no chickens.i rushed outside and didnt see the chickens.i saw feathers and long claw marks in the snow.i looked under a old snow mobile and fond Bea and blackie.gwen and wisteriea came out of the woods.couldnt find brownie.walked down the driveway and started to walked back up.the only way I fond her was cause of her little pink comb.i brought her back home.

    And yet again.this time.i let the ducks out one morning and they did there stuff.walked back inside and a few hours later I come peep.didnt think anything of it and started to wash out the female duck was quacking.i new something was the matter.i looked for two hours and no feather blood, claw marks, ect.

    What is this animal?i think it's a bager or fox or bobcat.
  2. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2016
    North East Kansas
    Sorry for your loss, [​IMG]in your description of how the bird went missing, is signs of a coyote that has taken one away. Did you get a picture of the claw marks? One could do some research on the marks and possible narrow down what predator it is.
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    I have no photos sorry.ive searched and looked and looked some more but I can't find anything!is it really posable it could be a bager?i have seen no signs of bagers living near me though.
  4. BarbiD

    BarbiD Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2016
    Hayes, Virginia
    Soooo sorry for your loss :( I lost one of my girls during the night too. Something snatched her out of the nesting box.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I'd have probably locked them up after the first one went missing........definitely after the second one was killed.
    Doesn't really matter what killed them, you need to keep them safe.

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