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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
Thanks everyone for the information! Do you guys think it one or multiple raccoons?
Hard to tell. But they tend to come in groups. At my last place (didn't have chickens, but they tore up the garbage), I trapped out 4 coons and 3 possums in 8 days. And that was in the middle of Indy!
Animallover , I'm sorry you have to re-home your babies. I'm sure on here, you will be able to find them good homes.
DarthLayer, I hope you catch the culprit! It is unpleasant finding your chickies after a predator has gotten into the coop!! I'm sorry for your losses.
Bradselig , I don't think we need fecal testing stuff right away, but if you don't get any interest in it later on let me know.
Well I got my cochin roo back today and three more hens, so I hope that evens out my ratio a bit. They are in quarantine for now. No backing out now. lol I thought about after quarantine, letting the new ones free range on the other side of the fence so they can all see each other and not have contact. I have two fenced in pastures ith 2x4 inch wire fence 5ft tall for the alpacas. The other chickens already free range on the one side. Thats where their coop is. Any thoughts? Side note, Blueberry the large cochin is BEAUTIFUL! Almost black he is so dark blue. And huge! I also got 2 RIR hens and a mystery hen lol. She is black, single comb, white ears. Sorta looks like a leghorn hen , but black. Okay hope everyone is staying dry. It has been raining incessantly here all day!!
I really know nothing about the breed, but maybe your mystery hen is a black minorca.
Sounds good, jus let me know. I'm very willing to entertain offers as well.
Sending you a PM.
Will do. Thanks
I suppose she could be. She looks a lot like those. Her ears are small though. I'll post pics when if stops raining. So like next week. lol!
Thank you Judy for the support. As I said in the PM, I do not mind taking care of them at all and trying to get them healthy. I just want to make sure I'm doing it correctly and not missing something out of ignorance. I LOVE these little birds and can't wait to see them all better. Two of them are much improved and have solid poo. Maybe she is just a little further behind in the cycle.
Dearth- I vote coons also!! Good luck. I ve been doing live traps for weeks and can't catch any. Maybe I need to try marshmallows!! I did relocate the endangered ones and have lost any.........only to dogs, that's another story!!
You are probably right on that. The two most likely are Minorca or White faced Black Spanish. And the Minorca are much more common. Both lay lots of big white eggs.