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Mink/weasle attack. lost one blue wyandotte. now it's war!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Soaring Chicks, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    To start we got tested today for our 3 month spand in the NPIP. So I got up and went to check on everyone. (pouring down rain) I went from coop to coop and got to were my 3 older Blue Wyandotte are. I saw 2 socking wet from being on the uncovered side. I went to check their Temp coop (dog crate) and found the bigger light blue Roo between the coop and run wire. It was on it's back no head to be found anywhere. Looked like someone has chopped it's head off. 1 leg was all but off a bone looked like one you would find out in the woods after a year. No blood at all left in the chick. We went and got traps . I hope that works if not we will be hunting all night Friday. It is legal to hunt them year round Thank goodness!
    All the rain washed the red clay away from the chicken wire hanging down to the ground and it was able to get in that way. I'm so mad I could spit! [​IMG] I have never in the 12 years seen one up here around our house. I've seen one 2 1/2 miles down the road. One time only. If we don't get it by trap or shooting it anyone got any ideas how to get rid of it?
    Thanks for letting me vent! [​IMG]

  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chirping

    Sep 12, 2010
    Sorry for your loss soaring. Weasels break in the best, they, flatten out like cats and mice. Our best friend is hardware cloth ( rabbit wire) That will fix him.
  3. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Quote:thanks. no luck last night with the trap. going to try new bate for it. (non chicken) it only got in one coop run that we use for raising meat birds. my 3 blues were to small for my sblrw pullets and to big for the chicks. so I had to put them there for a few days. well the last 2 older ones I have are safe now. very sad ,but the 2 alive are my favs and the one I lost was ok. Had plained on selling that one come spring. would have liked to have him still. I can't do anything now.I just have to make sure it is the only one.

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