Lost a young Silkie hen to something last night

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by keetsms, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. keetsms

    keetsms Out Of The Brooder

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    Something snatched one of my Silkies last night. Pulled her through the 2X3 inch wire surrounding a small opening I patched in the bottom of the pen. Lesson learned, I will patch it with small hardware cloth today. Don't know why the Silkies insist on sleeping outside of the roosting box, but they do. Until last night I have had no issues with predators and I have been raising chickens for two years now. All that was left was a little blood and a few black feathers. Any ideas on what I am dealing with? No tracks, scat or carcass left. I live in Northern Kentucky.[​IMG]
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    coon and it will be back tonight. so sorry. set a trap and dispose of it as if it cant get in that way it will try another way. [​IMG] Good Luck!
     
  3. keetsms

    keetsms Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought it might be. I will try and trap it tonight. Thanks.
     
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    keetsms Out Of The Brooder

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    Wasn't a coon. Turned out to be three young skunks.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow really, makes sense. good job on getting them. It never hurts to set the trap, well at least it never hurts the chooks, and you [​IMG] I would set a few more days and see if any one else in lurking.

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