Just had a stoat attack!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Johnn, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I went to the hens and I seen loads of patches or feathers and thaught oh geat this again ( 3 of my hens were taken awa) and feathers left) anyways I followed the trail and it lead to the feeding pen, I went in and there was a stoat ontop of my chicken on the ramp ripping her feathers out! I chased it away and then picked her up, she seems ok just in shock. Also there was loads of feathers in the shed so it looks like she got in there and was dragged back out. She put up a good fight and lucky she did or it would have had her! It looked quite young so it probablies struggled to take her down...
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thank goodness you came along when you did, glad to see she is okay, except for missing some feathers.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i know! and i was not planning on going up again but i decided to, Im so happy she lived, hope she does live, she has been acting really off this week and i thaught she was going to die anyways with out this happening :/
     
  5. What exactly is a stoat?
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I'm glad to hear she's O.K! You went there just in time!
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    in the wintter they go from having a brown coat to a white
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Their pretty even if they do kill chickens. Johnn i hope your hen pulls through. [​IMG]
     
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, so do i!!
     
  10. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a weasel.
     

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