massacre on bairlea farm

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BairleaFarm, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first run with predators. I know there are coyotes and foxes on the farm. I worked some wierd hours teh last few days and have been opening the coop about 4am and closing it about 11pm. When daylight struck I found this. I dont keep an exact count but looks like i lost:

    5 tetras
    2 RIR
    3 Guineas
    4 Red Sex links
    1 Duck
    2 OEGB
    3 Duccles

    Ive only seen one fox so I assume coyotes did it. I did find one chicken with a almost torn off neck. That was the only parts or birds I could find.

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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my I am so sorry

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  3. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is devastating I am so sorry.
     
  4. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am soooo sorry [​IMG] I hope you can get the culprits [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omy Gosh! How awful! No blood or anything? So mysterious - I would standing there scratching my head for hours trying to figure out...what the heck!
     
  6. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, my last coon attack looked like that. This time of year, they are in pack of mama and babies /
     
  7. California Gurl

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    Oh my I am so sorry

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    It must be a pack that did this.
    Hopefully you'll take down which ever animal(s) is responsible for it.​
     
  8. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No blood and no parts. Just the one dead chicken in the weeds with a messed up neck. Feathers all over the place.
     
  9. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh my goodness! I am so so sorry! The same thing happened to me last Thursday. It just made me so sick! Do yours hang out in a run while you're gone or do they free range? One of mine escaped the temporary pen and two stray dogs got her. I took care of them and moved the others in her group to a more secure coop/run. I really hope that you figure out what did this. So devistating.
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry for your loss. Such sad photos. I can imagine the emotion as you surveyed the scene.Hope you get some of those predators.
     

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