Lost 2 of the 4 girls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mddutson, May 19, 2018.

  1. Mddutson

    Mddutson In the Brooder

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    Would neighborhood cats be considered predators? We lost 2 of our girls today and the only animals we've seen near the birds are neighborhood cats. One the head Is missing the other was torn to shreds. Not even eaten. Looks like a sport kill.
     
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  2. Duckstail

    Duckstail Songster

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    I have 11 feral cats next to me they jump over my fence and they come within feet of my ducks never been an issue.
     
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  3. Mddutson

    Mddutson In the Brooder

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  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Crowing

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    Raccoons may the be culprit, but also, is there any dog nearby at all? Most wild animals do not kill for sport. I have had dogs decapitate a chicken, and simply kill others, but completely for sport. What is the general time it happened and where?
     
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  5. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I have noticed a few cats around and no one with chickens has had any issues with the csts. Last year I had a stray rooster. Went out to check on him and a he was sleeping with a cat.

    Sounds like a raccoon to me.
     
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