My 20 Chicks dead From fox

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Welshies, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 20 of my chicks are dead from a fox. They were Wyandottes aged 8 weeks. I have decided to begin with adult birds this time, and let a couple hens hatch and raise chicks for me. I was considering the following breeds:
    Brahma
    Wyandotte
    Cuckoo Maline
    What is each like?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear about your chicks. I'm not sure about those breeds. I do however think the cuckoo malines are very nice looking birds.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have a Brahma Rooster and Orpington Hens...I cross them..Excellent Broody Hens..very winter hardy...Docile and friendly...Nice big birds....
     
  4. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have an update: Quail were killed too. Pesky foxes! Now to get new quail and chickens. I may end up going with 'mutt' chickens. Mixed chickens but all from Heritage breeds.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Totally predator proof all pens....Other than that your the Foxes best friend...It will continue to come back....
     
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  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry for your loss!
     
  7. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken coop is fox proofed, however the quail coop isn't. I made the mistake of free ranging my chicks
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Crappy....:th.....Best wishes next time.....:frow
     
  9. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I should be getting 4 backyard mix hens and a rooster soon, I will share pictures once they are settled in.
     

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