Im on the hunt!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jjdward, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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!! [​IMG] I will be killing what ever did this. This just makes me so flipin mad!![​IMG]
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    9,163
    10
    271
    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    get your traps out and bait for raccoon .............. [​IMG] sorry this happened. just remember for next time that these guys are always scrounging for a meal.
     
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Thats what I was thinking coon. I will get him.
     
  4. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Songster

    128
    0
    119
    Mar 12, 2009
    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!! [​IMG] Go get him!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Zuesdude

    Zuesdude Songster

    191
    0
    119
    May 6, 2009
    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?[​IMG]
     
  6. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

    527
    2
    141
    Jan 16, 2009
    Kentucky
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    592
    14
    151
    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Another racoon murder. [​IMG] 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.
     
  8. jus1jack

    jus1jack Critically Endangered

    210
    0
    119
    Mar 30, 2009
    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
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  9. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    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!!!!
     
  10. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Oh yeah, What size trap for a coon?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: