Night Time Preditor Killing My Birds.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IHC986, May 24, 2016.

  1. IHC986

    IHC986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've lost three hens to a night-time predator over the past several weeks. I live in South Jersey. Rural area and am surrounded by acres upon acres of woods. My run is surrounded by a 4' fence. I have no roof net. The predator kills the bird, carries it to the corner of the run, and, eats almost everything. The remains consist of a skeleton with feathers, legs and a head. Any ideas on what creature is responsible?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm no expert but, wonder if it is an owl. Please post in detail on the predator threads - folks there may recognize the m.o. Can you lock birds in coop at dusk?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from DD so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi :frow welcome to BYC! So sorry to hear about your birds
     

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