my flock.....minus 2

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by vagrantboy, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. vagrantboy

    vagrantboy In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    i got home from work today and found a sad scene.

    on top of the dog coop that sits in my chicken run....were the feet, and a few guts of my 6 week old barred rock.
    and my 6 week old black sexlink was nowhere to be found.

    all of my other chickens seem shaken and very weary about coming out of the coop.

    somethin crazy must have happened this morning.
    my wife said she heard one of my red sexlinks "crying"

    she went out to investigate but didnt see anything wrong at first sight.

    i guess what i wanna ask is:

    what would have eaten my barred rock, while sittin on top of my dog coop?and only leave the feet.

    and.....i hate to ask this.....but would the rest of my chickens have finished the job if the predator had left the carcass behind???

    if so im not gonna eat their eggs for a

    what a crappy day.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  2. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    I am so sorry, and what a horrible thing to come home to.....[​IMG]
    Whatever it was should be hung up and quartered!

    Good luck catching the culprit, and I hope your other chickies are ok.
  3. I'm very sorry you had to suffer this and now your survivors are terrified. What will you do to improve predator control?

    He'll be back- sounds like a raccoon
  4. vagrantboy

    vagrantboy In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    well, i walked out this morning with my coffee in had only to find the biggest hawk ive ever seen sitting just outside of my chicken run.

    soooooooo where can i get some of that sweet netting???

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