Lynx attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NovaChooks, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. NovaChooks

    NovaChooks Chirping

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    My flock was attacked by a lynx Saturday morning. It took three of them before my white Chantie sounded the alarm and I ran out and scared it off with my dog.
    It got my two lavender orpingtons and my bantam cochin hen :(

    Poor babies.

    Pic below is of two of the survivors right after. And one of my batams came back later after hiding for a while.

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  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Good thing you were there to chase it off and save a few of your flock! I'm pretty sure cats like lynx and bobcat will carry off ALL your birds one at a time and save them for a later meal. Also that cat will likely be back in the near future.
     
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  3. NovaChooks

    NovaChooks Chirping

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    They won't be allowed out to roam for quite a while now. I'm hoping the cat won't try to break into their run because it probably could get in if it really wanted to.
     
  4. NHMountainMan

    NHMountainMan Songster

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    Sorry about the loss. Other than keeping them locked in the run, it's tough to stop big cats
    Can you set up an electric fence as a deterrent? We've had this guy grabbing around but so far he hasn't tried to jump the fence for an easy meal.
     

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  5. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    With a run made from chicken wire the lynx can absolutely get in to take the other remaining birds.
     
  6. NHMountainMan

    NHMountainMan Songster

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    Nice catch - didn't notice the chicken wire in the pic.
     
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  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    They can also fit through a much smaller hole than you'd expect
     
  8. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    My cameras caught a Bobcat twice over 18 days. STC_0013 (1).JPG
    Notice the time. They aren't just nocturnal.
    I agree chicken wire is no obstacle. GC
     
  9. NovaChooks

    NovaChooks Chirping

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    I guess I'll just have to hope for the best for now :/
    that or borrow a shotgun
     
  10. NovaChooks

    NovaChooks Chirping

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    do you think the electric fence would work?
     

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