Kidnapping and murder *update*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MOChickenz, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a pile of feathers in the yard, and a trail of feathers leading off into the woodline. Broad daylight. Fox?
     
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  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coulda been a hawk too. I lost one of my hens about a month ago and found her feathers in big piles from my yard to the neighbors yard. Neighbor saw the hawk take the hen down and drag her around while he shredded her.
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like fox to me.

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  4. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! It is a fox. Just got another one and I saw it happen. I ran out with the rifle, but he was disappearing around the side of the barn. My puppy went after it, but he is 5 months old. Sigh! I will be sitting on my kids balcony with the .22 today.
     
  5. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just decided on the 30-30 with the scope. That fox has me mad. I know you will lose a few with free ranging, but two in two days? Grrr!
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!! Let us know if you get the little rat!!!
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have a secure run where you can keep your chickens for a couple of days? Might be easier to get the fox if it's concentrating on trying to get into the coop rather than when it has snatched a bird and is running away.
     

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