NovaChooks

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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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PirateGirl

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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.
 

NovaChooks

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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.
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.
 

NovaChooks

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

NovaChooks

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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.
do you think the electric fence would work?
 

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