Look what I caught (actually he caught himself)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mrsteiner, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. mrsteiner

    mrsteiner Out Of The Brooder

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    After killing 2 of my meat chickens last night, this Great Horned Owl tried to squeeze through the electric poultry fence and became seriously tangled. I had to call a wildlife rehab person to come and cut him out of my fence, argh!. He has gone to live in another county and hopefully we'll never see him again. He was beautiful, if he wasn't so destructive I wouldn't have minded having him around.
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  2. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully if he returns he won't be trying that again. We have a pair in our neighborhood that we hear hooting. I've only seen one once. I don't have chickens yet, but will have to plan the coop and free ranging accordingly.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very pretty, poor thing. looks really tangled.
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    What a beautiful owl! Glad you were able to get him to a rescue group. i saw a little owl in our backyard once after dusk, not sure what kind he was. Thankfully, we've never had one go after our chickens.
     
  5. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is beautiful.
     

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