Lost all 5 layers last night. Pics* to help identify.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by QuackerJackFarms, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe it. I just can't believe it.

    Okay, I'm pretty sure I know what did this, but I want to hear your thoughts first..

    Thanks.

    I found the hole they chewed through.

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    My girls go in the coop every night. But I found them on the far end of the run. In a pile.

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    2 are missing heads. There's your clue.

    I'm so devasted. I know this was bound to happen at some point... but I'm in the middle of the city. Ugh.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be coon. So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I've done everything to keep the city fox out of there, and a coon chews through and gets them. And I was up til 3am wrapping and didn't hear a thing! SUCKS!!
     
  4. flowerhensowner

    flowerhensowner Out Of The Brooder

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    a coon lost several birds before i caught him in the coup needless to say he wont be back.Sorry for the loss.
     
  5. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any hair caught in the wire/broken wood? Where is the missing piece of the board?

    Racoons, dog??

    So sorry!
     
  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know what's funny? I can't find that missing piece ANYWHERE!! And I didn't check for hair. I was in shock. I'll go back out and check.
     
  7. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How devastating... my heart goes out to you [​IMG]

    I would be waiting for that dirty (bad word) tonight, gun in hand...
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The missing part of the fence probably came out in splinters and pieces and most likely not by a single large piece. My first guess is dog, second raccoon. I can't imagine how I would feel if that happened to me. [​IMG]
     
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that first initial shock that gets you. Ya know?! It was a coon. The space is much smaller than it looks in the pic. No hair stuck in the wood. Bummer! Merry Christmas to me! Lol.

    I'm going to set a trap and see what happens. I can't shoot a gun here in the city or the cops will be here in 2 minutes. They have nothing else to do in this city.

    I suspect this happened while we were out last night. Got home around 11pm. I know I would have heard this massacre. And it also explains why when we got home last night, the dog was going crazy wanting to be let out. (Lab/German Shepard) I thought she must have to pee pretty bad, but hindsight is 20/20! She knew something was wrong out there.

    Darnit! We are never out that late. Darn in town relatives we were seeing!
     
  10. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...so sorry! [​IMG] What a horrible way to start a day off. I'd still be in shock. Do you have others? Are they okay? Good luck with catching the culprit.
     

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