my rooster has disappeared

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rrich116, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. rrich116

    rrich116 New Egg

    Oct 10, 2015
    Quote: hello guys,

    the weirdest thing happened to me this morning.

    I woke up to a commotion this morning at 2:15am, when firstly the dog woke me up and then I herd my rooster carrying on. I opened the door to let the dog out thinking that a fox or wild dog trying to get my chickens, and my dog bolted straight down to the chicken pen. where I am thinking good if that was a fox the dig would of scared it off. then I remembered that their only one chicken that lives in the pen (as the others are in the other pen as it has 3 lots of fencing around it) the rooster was in the pen where their was commotion. and the rooster sleeps on top of the pen in the tree. then I thought that It could not of been a fox as the pen is 3 metres off the ground.

    ****! I must of been a snake or a goanna. As soon as it was light enough for me to go outside, I went searching for any remains of the rooster. as if it was a goanna it would of left some feathers or something. I spent ages looking for any remains, I searched everywhere over 5 acres. It must of been a snake and a huge on to, fro it to be able to swallow a fully grown rooster who was quite big

    I came back inside and did some research about snakes, I found that if a snake has had a big meal it will only go in a 5 metre radius of where it got it food from. And once it has eaten its food (depending on how big it is) you have 24 hours o have any chance of finding this snake before it strikes again or it goes on the run.

    so today is the day go snake hunting and try to catch this snake an take it 25km away*.

    *they say if you take a snake 25km or further it will not find it was back.

    I still don't know what snake it is or where is it.

    if you have experienced anything similar or have anything to ask reply

    regards rrich116
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If he was up in the trees anything could have gotten him. I am guessing you have raptors too. By mention of goanna I'm assuming you are from Australia. Maybe some one on the Aussie thread could help you out -"Australia, six stated and one funny little Island."
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  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    South Carolina USA
    Good Luck finding your rooster. Pease keep us posted on what you find out.
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about your rooster.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Oh my goodness. Good luck on figuring this out! In the meantime, would like to welcome you here to BYC. Will be watching to see if you post..that you found the snake.
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    As Drumstick diva pointed out, if you have a bird sleeping in the trees, just about any kind of predator could have gotten it.

    Good luck to you, hope everyone else stays safe!
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 29, 2012
    Yes hawks and kites and owl all will take them if they aren't locked up. Probably more likely too.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Sorry about your rooster. I hope you find the culprit.
  10. rrich116

    rrich116 New Egg

    Oct 10, 2015

    I found out what it was it was a basted from down the road dogs, how of which are used to hunt down wild pigs.i found them over at neighbors place one trying to dig its way into the gueania pig cage and the other dog slowly pulling out one of their chickens which later was killed by the jaws of the dog
    I let my dog lose who went bolting after the dogs meanwhile I am dropping a lung tying to keep up.the dogs ran straight home and I knocked on the door of the owner and explained what his mungrill dogs have done.

    What kind of dog owner is he letting his dogs do that kind of stuff.

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