My girls are the preditors!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by stormylady, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I sooo.... wish I had a picture! I was sitting out side the other morning and kept hearing thudding in the coop at first I thought the girls were having an altercation but no squaking or screaming?? Hmm well it went on for about 10 /15 mins and it finially got the best of me so I went and opened the big door and looked in and there were 5 girls all attacking a 3 ft. long fat bodies, garderner or rat snake not sure which. (LOL)
    The girls were taking turns jumping on and pecking the snake it was in shreds! and right behind the girls stood Zuesy! My huge Blue Orpington Roo looking like the Regal Lion letting all the women do all the work sitting there looking so at ease. LOL it was funny, when the girls were satisfied that the poor creature was suffiently dead enough for them and walked away I went in and picked it up and disposed of it. I have seen them kill and eat smaller snakes alone from time to time but they worked in a pack, I no longer have a flock of chickens, I call them my pride of chickens! LOL
     
  2. VNH

    VNH Out Of The Brooder

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    That reminds me of the scene in "Jurassic Park" where the flock of cute little dinosaurs ate the bad guy.
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Yeah kinda, glad to know my girls can take care of at least snakes on their own though!! LOL Zues is usually very good protecter and on call for them, but quess he thought the girls had this one handled! LOL
     
  4. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call ours "Little Raptors" as when we give them scraps of steak fat or bits of left over meat they are all over it and running around after one another to get a piece!

    Good for your hens!
     
  5. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha [​IMG] ! Yea, my chickens act the same way [​IMG] they even go after our cat sometimes! [​IMG] We have alot of mice in the storage area of my coop (its an old, old building that has alot of holes) and whenever i find a mouse, i give it to the girls, and they go crazy after it, fighting eachother for it, chasing eachother, its hilarious! [​IMG]
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Last weekend one of my birds caught a small snake, maybe about ten inches long. The other girls saw her with it and they ripped it to pieces and ate it in about a minute.

    Aren't you glad chickens don't come twenty feet tall?
     
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been noticing a lot of snakes on our property this year. (Well, OK, the DW has been noticing them now that she spends more time out in the sheds with our new animals.) My son has been put on patrol, but I am starting to think we may just have to let the girls have free run of the yard. [​IMG]
     
  8. JulieFS

    JulieFS Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:HA! That's exactly what I imagined!!!
     
  9. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Last weekend one of my birds caught a small snake, maybe about ten inches long. The other girls saw her with it and they ripped it to pieces and ate it in about a minute.

    Aren't you glad chickens don't come twenty feet tall?

    Ten feet maybe not, but I have seen a 6 foot man eating chicken before. I'll post a pick if you don't believe me! ; )​
     
  10. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This makes me think of a special on the discovery channel I saw about a pre-historic bird called the Terror Bird, which could easily have taken down humans.

    I was out in the pen with my 5 BCM pullets and they all decided to start trying to peck at my toes (note to self to stop wearing flip flops in the pen) I had to keep chasing them away. It did occur to me that if I had a heart attack and died in there, they'd probably eat me. [​IMG]
     

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