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

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

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    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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