Lost my 2 Rocks this morning

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  1. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big Ginny, woke us up this morning being louder than normal, and I ran out there and my 2 young Rocks were gone. not a lot blood but feathers another bigger piece of feather's attached to a little skin. [​IMG]. there are no dig marks around the chain like kennel, and i had that somewhat protected, until i could get them into their new coop, I'm thinking snake, but how did he get 2 chickens at once? the blood was fresh, so i figured it was just before dawn.

    Any guesses, ideas, thoughts...anything is welcome.![​IMG]
     
  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it have a roof on top? Maybe it could be an owl or a raccoon?
     
  3. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has a pretty thick sun shade that is attached tightly and a tarp over that.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Were the birds gone-gone, like nowhere in sight, or still in kennel?

    Coon could have got under tarp/shade cloth...or reached thru chainlink.
    Weasel could have gone right thru chainlink.

    Either way, you probably scared them off before they could feed.
     
  5. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gone gone, no where in sight. Blood and feather left
     
  6. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that sad hope you find what did this. set up game cam if u have chickens left it will be back for other ones.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Had to have been something large enough to carry off the carcasses.
    Any chance you can set up a game cam....cause it will be back for more.
     
  8. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys and gals I got my new coop up..10 hrs yesterday and will be about 5 hrs today. I put a baby monitor inside so I can hear anything that goes on, as well as a motion sensor light. Trying to locate a game can. I'm putting about 10in of boards up the side of the run as well as 2 inches above that hardware mesh. Will take pics later today and post. Also I have 2 Delaware and 2 barred rocks on hold,and will pick them up thursday! They are 5 weeks
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Were birds taken young....how young?
     
  10. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7-8;weeks
     

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