Im on the hunt!!!!

jjdward

How bout them DAWGS!
10 Years
May 4, 2009
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Buchanan, Georgia

I'm so mad I could spit!! I went to a chicken swap and got som Blue splash Marans. I put them in a pen away from the rest of my flock. I got up this morning to find that the little pullet's head and feet had been pulled through the wire and eatten!!
I will be killing what ever did this. This just makes me so flipin mad!!
 

Boyd

Recipient of The Biff Twang
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
9,163
10
271
MI
get your traps out and bait for raccoon ..............
sorry this happened. just remember for next time that these guys are always scrounging for a meal.
 

MamaJohnson

Songster
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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Idaho
Good Luck!! In all it's elements I love nature... love those walks around the lake, love the mountains, love the bugs that thrill my kids, etc. Until "nature" disrupts my house, children or life - then all love is gone, and the war is on!!
Go get him!!
 

Zuesdude

Songster
10 Years
May 6, 2009
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OH
Please tell me how it happen?
How did the predator get to your chickens?
Was there a two foot high board around your run?
 

Bizzybirdy

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2008
592
23
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North of Nashville
Another racoon murder.
So sorry for your little pullet.

One took off the head of one of my pet hens last year....through chain link fencing. Now have 2' high metal attached to the bottom of it, plus a hot wire. Seems like racoons don't miss a moment of opportunity.
 

jus1jack

Critically Endangered
10 Years
Mar 30, 2009
210
1
119
Orlando
Sorry for your loss...
I have noticed every single day at least one BYC member with this same problem. I think it is up to us to do all we can to help keep our flock safe and healthy. I found some good advice here on predator proofing. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3996 If you do a search you can find many other good ideas to keep them safe & sound. good luck
 
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jjdward

How bout them DAWGS!
10 Years
May 4, 2009
1,321
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Buchanan, Georgia
it was one of those time that I just put them in this pen overnight till I could get a better pen built. My other pen is made of rabbit wire and has 6 strands of electric fence. The only reason I didn't put them in with my other chickens is because they were new birds. I could just kick myself!!! I wonder what the chances are that he will come back tonight? I was gonna sit down there and see if I could see him and send him to be with Jesus. I don't have a trap. I guess I could get one from animal control and tell them its for a cat. That wouldn't be a lie because a cat may wonder in it. If a coon got in there I would have to do something with/to it. Opps!!!!
 

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