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I hate turkey vultures...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SunnysideupstateNY, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Songster

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    Well I am missing 2 girls. The youngest barely survived and has a large open gash under her wing and on her head. The three others are ok. One has blood on her comb but no cuts. I have slathered the youngest one with triple antibiotic ointment and got some tetracycline to put in her water. She's inside in a clean environment is eating and drinking. I've also given her yogurt (before I got to the store for the tetracycline). Does anyone have any other suggestions...besides shooting the vultures....
     
  2. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    Yes shoot them TWICE as much just for me [​IMG] ...... [​IMG] poor chickies keep them warm and some-place dark to help shock oh and get a HUGE rooster to spur the vultures [​IMG] sorry they are hurt
     
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  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chirping

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    shot gun ! you can get more than 1 with each shot ! Hahahahahahahahah
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Vultures? Vultures don't nearly ever attack live animals- especially new world vultures... What's wrong with those vultures? They must be starving--- how odd. They might be sick...



    Vultures seldom attack healthy animals, but may kill the wounded or sick. When a carcass has too thick a hide for its beak to open, it waits for a larger scavenger to eat first.[4] Vast numbers have been seen upon battlefields. They gorge themselves when prey is abundant, till their crop bulges, and sit, sleepy or half torpid, to digest their food. They do not carry food to their young in their claws, but disgorge it from the crop. These birds are of great value as scavengers, especially in hot regions. Vulture stomach acid is exceptionally corrosive, allowing them to safely digest putrid carcasses infected with Botulinum toxin, hog cholera, and anthrax bacteria that would be lethal to other scavengers.[5] This also enables them to use their reeking, corrosive vomit as a defensive projectile when threatened. Vultures urinate straight down their legs; the uric acid kills bacteria accumulated from walking through carcasses, and also acts as evaporative cooling.[citation needed]​
     
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  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm .. we've got TONS of them .. and I've never had a problem with them messing with my chickens.. [​IMG]
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Vultures only eat carrion. It's more than likely illegal to shoot them too since they are a migratory bird.
     
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  8. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Songster

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    It could have been a hawk too. But the only things I've seen today were vultures. But I could be mistaking them for buzzards. The lady at tractor supply said shes been having trouble with them too.
     
  9. eggseroneous

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    Yes, that is very odd. Vultures are the clean-up crew. They are not predator birds. You're probably dealing with a hawk.
     
  10. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Songster

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    And yes...it is illegal to shoot them in NY. Unfortunately....
     

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