Look what took my chickens!!!!!! Bald Eagle Picture

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cackling Hen, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    So i have my chickens free range they were in the dog kennel this morn with my German shepard. I heard a mean growl squaking ran out there and the eaglel was in kenne.l Jr my dog had its by its tail Im missing 2 chickens Time for coop to be done........ This eagle was HUGH should have grabbed a gun not camera but its against the law
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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  2. melissaowens

    melissaowens Songster

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    whoa! an eagle? thats sad they got your chickens, i hate to hear that. We have issues with the hawks, so i keep mine in a pen with wire over the top.
     
  3. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Songster

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    Nice pic!
    Its not illegal if the dog kills it is it...humm...?
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    We have bald eagles here....they are absolutely stunning and just take my breath away, they are so beautiful. Ive never had a problem with them taking a chicken. I have bird netting over the top of my runs, and have never had any bird of prey even attempt to get thru them.
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Quote:The Dh says its not illegal if you don't tell anybody LOL



    Cool Picture though....even in sticky circumstances....
     
  6. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    yeah, I don't reckon killing a baldie, unless you want several million years in jail [​IMG]

    we don't have any eagles that are a problem here, just hawks, and they don't do that much
     
  7. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Quote:heheh i was thinking the same thing
     
  8. Wanda

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    maybe your chickens just got scared and ran off. I think Eagles actually prefer fish but I guess if it were really hungry it would take whatever it could get.

    Wanda
     
  9. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    when i went out there to the kennel they were in dog house. i think the eagle come back for round 2 got the 2 chicks then came back and my dog got him by tail
     
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  10. highcountrychickens

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