Just Vanished...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by EggresiveAli, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    I'm doing this on behalf of my friend, she recently lost 5 ducks, 3 hens over the space of 2 weeks. Her enclosure wire is standard chicken mesh only about 1 - 1 1/2 metres tall. I thought this is not enough protection. Yet nothing came apart from the occasional fox. We'll then all the birds jugs vanished, no trace at all. Any ideas on what took them?

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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    The losses are so sad. I have read that foxes are quite good at climbing. Once a clever predator like that finds a source of food they keep coming back unfortunately. A covered run may be the only way to keep them out. I suppose the culprit could also be a bird of prey, which would also be solved by a covered run.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Racoon maybe? Anything that can climb the fence.

    Or maybe they just flew the coop. The fence height is easily cleared by a chicken. Were there feathers about the run?
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  4. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch'n'peck I thought a bird of prey also, I live in Scotland so we don't get coons
     

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