Identifying Predator

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Thundercreek, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Thundercreek

    Thundercreek Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff orpington rooster was killed today. Only I bird was killed and all that was left was feathers, some guts, and 1 wing. It also killed it inside the fence they live in. Thinking maybe a fox but curious if anyone knows for sure. I will keep my birds in and put a camera out. I would like some idea of what I may be dealing with. :(:barnie
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry about your rooster. It could be a fox or a raccoon. Both of those critters can climb fences. Unfortunately once wild predators get a taste for chicken, they may come back looking for more. Keeping the birds in as you say is a good idea. We had to cover our chicken run with welded wire top to keep out raccoons.
     
  3. Thundercreek

    Thundercreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!:( I think I am going to have to cover the top. Nothing so far on the camera and I did see a hawk.
     

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