Lost one

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GloriaH, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pair of the most beautiful Spash Chocin Banties. They were a perfect pair. I was going to give then a bath today and take pictures so I could put them up for sale. She was nowhere to be seen this morning. No feathers, no blood, nothing. They are in a coop with a yard. Today I took shade cloth and put it over the top of the fence. I've had a few chickens and ducks vanish into thin air like that. Is it Hawks?
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    Could be hawks, I dont know how one could get through a shade cloth though. Dont give up hope! 2 out of my 3 chickens have been missing, no feathers, blood, etc. One was found under my neighbors porch (She lives across the street and has MANY MANY cats) and my other was found in trapped in our wood pile, injurred by another cat (belonged to the same neighbor). They could just wonder back or something, just keep your hopes up!
     
  3. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put the shade cloth up today. This happened last night or very early this morning.
     
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    How Horrible!!! I certainly hope it is a case where she just managed to get over the fence and will make it back. It is just so heart wrenching to lose a loved one. Keep us posted.
     
  5. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could An Owl make off with a full size bird? I'll keep them closed up at night now and keep a really good count of who's left. If an owl can't get to them will it go away after awhile?
     
  7. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so aggravating not knowing what happened! I'll keep my fingers crossed that she comes back! [​IMG]
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    We have a family of owls in my neighborhood. I'm not too worried about it since their nocturnal and my chickens are locked up at night. Should I be worried?
     

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