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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsGunn, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. MrsGunn

    MrsGunn New Egg

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    Hello everyone. My name is Megan and I live in Kansas City, MO. We have a small urban farm in the city. I joined today primarily because what looks like 2 different kinds of predators are killing our chickens and ducks. So frustrating!!

    Thank you for letting me join your flock![​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry you're losing chickens to predators. It's always sad to lose some of our flock. Definitely post on the our Predator link that Wyandottes7 has left you with. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in predator proofing your flock.
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry your losses, hope you are able to figure out what you are dealing with.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses. [​IMG] I sure hope you can figure out what is getting your chickens. Definitely stop by our Predators and Pests section of the forums for more help.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your losses. [​IMG] I hope you can find out what is killing them, and stop the problem!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Could you get or borrow someone's Game cam, if you set it up near the chickens, you may discover what is killing them and how they get in? If you describe what you find, maybe even we can help you out. Check any fence wire for fur etc. that can be a clue.
     
  9. MrsGunn

    MrsGunn New Egg

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    Thanks y'all. I didn't think of looking for fur. I saw a few tracks, looked like raccoon tracks to me. But there's 2 different styles as far as killing. The most prevalent has been near total destruction. Feathers everywhere , meat bits in the grass, about half the bird consumed. The second way has been only the head and neck are eaten from. The rest of the bird is left alone. I looked in the predators section and have learned quite a bit. My husband is off duty for a few days starting tomorrow and we're devoting the day to making the coop as tight as possible. We started with 17 hens and now we have 11. Good grief.
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like the work of a raccoon, especially the birds with the head and neck eaten.
     

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