lost another one...

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by critters, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    no, not one of my guineas, or ducks, or the peacock but a chicken....
    she didn't come in for bedtime tonight and I hate to admit it, but
    she was my favorite Brahma ( don't tell the others) but she had
    real personality and followed me around anytime I was out side,
    regardless of what I was doing....

    last week it was a guinea, that shortly after daybreak was attacked
    and ate....

    put up a camera and spotted a bobcat a few days back, thankfully
    nothing was hurt....he must have been passing thru or looking
    as to what was on the buffet and he'll be back another day....

    anyway, keep an eye on all you babies.....hate getting attached
    to all of them...it hurts more when something happens... [​IMG]
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, sorry for another loss, bobcats are bad around here too, very sneaky/stealthy kills and they always return as many times as they can (unless they get lead poisoning ASAP!).

    It's kind of gross, but human urine dribbled either along the property line or fenceline you want the bobcats to stay away from helps as a deterrent/repellent [​IMG]
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Oh I am so sorry for your losses. Sending you [​IMG]
     
  4. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks PeepsCA and terrilhb...

    if I spot the bobcat again I'm sure he will end up with lead poisoning.....
    I didn't know that about the urine...may have to send hubby outside to 'go'... [​IMG]
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or at least have him go in a milk jug or Gatorade bottle for you so you can go dribble it around the areas you need it, lol.
    I also take lots of nightly walks with my 5 male dogs and they do a great job of marking the territory too;)
     

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