Lost 6 chickens in less than a week.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Amigatec, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is getting old. I lost 2 more last night inside the coop, they tore a hole through the door. It was about 2:14 this morning. The camera snapped pictures but thier wasn't anything on it.

    What ever this animal is, I have now declared unrestricted Warfare on it!!!!


    First will be to add a lot more wire to the coop,
    Second, I will setting up the trap this morning.
    Third, I will be replacing the 00 Buck with bird shot in the 12 Gauge.

    Fourth, I will buying more today to replace the ones I lost.

    I have lost half my flock in less than a week.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like you`re using chicken wire. Most any kind of wire fencing is superior to chicken wire in keeping predators out. Bait your trap with a couple whole eggs. That way you won`t have to bait it again tomorrow or deal with ants. Eggs will last a month before replacement and most predators will go for an easy meal before tearing through wire. Good luck..........Pop
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Sorry for your loss. What was your door made of ?
     
  4. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever it was climbed the fence and tore through the door. The door is an old storm door, it had plastic screen wire and they tore through that and broke the latch at the bottom of the sliding window.
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No chickenwire, no plastic, no easy latches. Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Get rid of the predator before you get more chickens. You know that sucker will be back. Good luck.
     
  7. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chickens didn't want to roast in the coop tonight, instead thy wanted to roast on top the fence.
     

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