Mongoose on the loose

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Linzip, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Linzip

    Linzip Just Hatched

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    Does anyone have any experience of mongeese? Our 14 week old pullets range the garden during the day and are shut away just before dusk in a secure coop (hopefully). Are mongeese a danger to adult birds in open spaces?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    In my experience, mongoose are not a threat to adult birds. I should qualify this statement in that i only have 1 mongoose that visits my garden - not as a social group, (I'm assuming he's been forced out of his social group, due to maturity) so that may influence things. I have lost the odd egg to him but never had an issue with him messing with my chickens.

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I think mongoose are too small to attack a standard adult chicken. I wouldn't worry about it unless you see one.
     
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  4. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YouTube has several videos of chickens being killed by mongoose. Some out in the open in the middle of the day....
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    Oh, okay. I'm not very familiar with them. We don't have them here.
     
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  6. Linzip

    Linzip Just Hatched

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    There are a lot knocking about the island but it's the first time I've seen them in the garden, it appeared not long after the hens arrived. Could be worse, could be foxes! You must have some big predators over there, CT? Not in Gods Country anymore, eh?
     
  7. Linzip

    Linzip Just Hatched

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    Not good :(
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Not in Gods County - quite right! Where i live no, but if i was in the countryside, then it would be another kettle of fish. Monkeys are my only real pain - steal eggs, throw roofing tiles around and generally cause havoc.
     
  9. Linzip

    Linzip Just Hatched

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    We have green monkeys, would they harm chickens? We don't mind sharing our mangoes with them but it would be a different matter with the feathered members of the family[​IMG]
     
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Not sure about that species. We have Sykes monkeys and they leave the chickens alone. Your chickens will let you know if they perceive them as a threat, I'd imagine.
     

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