Losing my babies

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KinnaChickie, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. KinnaChickie

    KinnaChickie Songster

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    So as a fearful chick momma my nightmares have came true. Im losing my flock. Seemed one by one they were being attacked. A few dragged through our privacy fence into the fields. We fixed the fence and nothing else happened for a few days. Low and behold today found my rooster chest and innards ate and a chick with innards one wing and head gone. What on earth is doing this? Has been raining and muddy yet there are no animal tracks. Any ideas? 20190718_133139.jpg 20190718_133211.jpg
     
  2. grayjay11o

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    It could be a raccoon.
     
  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    So very sorry for your losses. Strange you are not finding any tracks. I would set a live trap and see what you get. Good luck!
     
  4. WthrLady

    WthrLady Crowing

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    Fox or raccoon. Hugs. :hugs
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Keep your survivors in their safe coop and run until this is resolved. Only set live traps if you plan to shoot any predators you catch!
    A game camera would be interesting, if you can set one up out there.
    I also think it's likely a fox, or maybe raccoon.
    All the best,
    Mary
     
  6. KinnaChickie

    KinnaChickie Songster

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    I said the same thing. We looked and nothing. Our neighbor refuses to cut the back part of his property so im sure they are living back there.
     
  7. KinnaChickie

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    I thought a raccoon too...hopefully we see soon
     
  8. KinnaChickie

    KinnaChickie Songster

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    Yea sounds like we need a few traps...besides the obvious what would fox or coons be attracted to so we can trap them?
     
  9. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    For raccoons, marshmallows, any fruit, in addition to the usual canned cat food (in the can, with holes punctured in the can), all wired inside the trap. Any meat product works too.
    Mary
     
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  10. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Yeah it's hard when you have to deal with non compliant neighbors, if you don't live in the boonies.
     
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