lost one of my Girls, To what ? I think Coon?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Spitman, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    It was my wife and I's 19th anniversary this past weekend and I left the Chickens for the first time, they are 12 weeks , 2 guinnies , 4 RIR , 2 BAL , 1 light Brama, 2 bantom Old english, 1 SLW , 1 BR , 1 ISA , and was 4 EE but lost 1 [​IMG] I called my 17 year old to remind her to shut the door but she still forgot and then It got to dark and scary for her , long story short, her brother shut the pop door at 1:00am. To late for "Harriet" [​IMG] Last night I went in to check on them in roost and they went nut's !!!!!!! I mean NUT'S, I got so Depressed I used to be able to go in and hold them when they roosted , Now they are all Scared!!!. Will they ever trust me again, and trust the roost, I think that coon just came in the door , up the roost and got him a chicken that coop must have been going crazy!!!!. Lucky I just lost 1, but now I'm afraid that coon or what ever it was is going to be craving organic chicken breast for his Midnight snack. I could'nt find any evadence of the villan , or the chicken, just vanished. By the way they responded last night to me in the coop, I'm sure what ever it was ,came in a 7 1/2" x 11" door. any Ideas , No Blood , No remains.
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Most likely a coon - The birds will calm down if they get a few days of safety at night - when I had this happen my birds refused to sleep in the coop for a week. They would do everything they could to escape & sleep in the woods.
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Set yourself a trap tonight, with some raw chicken from the store (since that's what he's after) and see what you catch...

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