I'm really ticked now...ducks are one thing, but my peahen?!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jessaree, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jessaree

    jessaree Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2008
    Anderson, TX
    I noticed Trixie missing earlier today...hubby found what was left of her head a little while ago! Game on! I might have to sit up all night with a shotgun, but look out whoever did this![​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  2. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Awwwwwww...am sooo sorry. She was beautiful. Sounds like a racoon. Hope you get it.

    I have sat outside many a night enraged at what one of these has done. Shot several; so far so good this year.

    All my chickens are locked up at night except for a few free rangers that roost VERY high up in a tree that I put a sheet of aluminum around as a barrier against 'coons climbing up it.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I agree with Bizzy sounds like a raccoon. Get a live trap and bait it if you don't want to sit up all night.
  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Oh, I'm sorry about your peahen![​IMG] I have some and love them to pieces! I didn't know that a racoon would kill such a big bird![​IMG] She was beautiful!
  5. broomgal

    broomgal Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    Sand Springs, Oklahoma
    What a beautiful girl. So sorry about your loss. Good luck with your mission on catching the predator.
  6. jessaree

    jessaree Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2008
    Anderson, TX
    Hubby seems to think it was an owl as it was snatched from top of a tree in the middle of the night & found across the road in a field?
  7. PQ4evr

    PQ4evr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Bellville Ohio
    [​IMG] sorry for your loss such a pretty bird
  8. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    Central Tejas
    Poor Trixie. So sorry, she looks like she was an awesome bird.
  9. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    That's terrible. I hope you get whatever got her very soon. [​IMG]
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Sorry for your loss! What color was she? She was absolutely GORGEOUS!! [​IMG] I just lost all my pullets and chicks last week to a dog. It is just devastating.

    It might be an owl, but raccoons can climb, too. Seems like you would have found more of her if it had been an owl or hawk. That is such a shame. [​IMG]


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