Is this thing coming after my chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by tomatillo, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. tomatillo

    tomatillo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I have 6 hens in my backyard, 2 are very small. I have caught this roadrunner twice today in my backyard. I was able to get very close to it to take some pictures. I have a metal cowboy "scarecrow" that had blown over, so I am thinking that is why he came into the backyard.

    It is such a pretty animal, but will it eat my little hens?

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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    If you have any baby chicks running around, he could easily eat them. I've seen some of our RoadRunners gobble up the 'lil 'ol song birds! [​IMG]

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  3. tomatillo

    tomatillo Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I am afraid of! I know there are mice, scorpions, and snakes in my backyard and I am hoping he is just eating those. He seems to like to hang out around the rocks at the fenceline so hopefully he will stay there, and not come up close to the house where the chickens lounge around. I am just worried about the 2 small hens, my other hens are big and fat and too fluffy to eat!
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I'd keep the chicks away from that bird.
     
  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have chicks it might be able to eat or kill the chicks
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Chicks without a mother for protection might be in danger, but adult chickens even bantams are safe.
     
  7. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it leaves your chickens alone. I must say though - they are really cool pictures that you took of it! I have never seen an up-close, in person picture of a roadrunner!!
     
  8. tomatillo

    tomatillo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks. It was having a hard time flying out of my yard and I was able to get very close to it. And then it managed to get on the fence and left. And then came back!
     
  9. tomatillo

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    Quote:These are the chickens I am worried about:

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  10. ChickenSnake

    ChickenSnake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look big enough to me, I'm no bird expert though.
     

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