Lost my cornish X :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ninjascrub69, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I walked to the coop this morning to let the chickens out, and one of my cornish crosses was outside dead the only thing left was her legs [​IMG] . The rest of the cornish crosses were inside the coop last night when i shut them in so i thought she was there, why didnt she follow the rest? Why didnt the predator eat the legs?
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes one will just stay out, no rhyme or reason. It happens.

    As for the legs, would you eat them? They lack meat. And they're covered in tough, scaly skin. There's no point in eating them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had coons leave the same evidence...I used the legs as bait and caught him the very next night. You had better get a trap set asap!
     
  4. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it didnt just leave the scaly part it left the whole leg
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just checked the trap and i got a coon.
     
  6. Olive Hill

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    Quote:it didnt just leave the scaly part it left the whole leg

    In that case he was full. [​IMG]

    Just be glad he actually ate any of it. The really frustrating predators are the ones who kill for sport. Not only do they waste perfectly good chickens, they kill more birds at a time and leave them for you to clean up.
     

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