NOOOO!!!!!! (rant)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by WendiJean, May 4, 2011.

  1. WendiJean

    WendiJean Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had to rant

    We woke up this morning to feathers everywhere, coyotes had gotten our Tom, and our hen who was nesting, and all the eggs. Looks like Tom put up a fight, but it wasn't any good.

    And to top it all off, we had a baby turkey in the coop (the big guys were free range) who died last night too.

    In one swoop we are out of the turkey business [​IMG]

    stupid mangy good for nothin' coyotes, arrrgghhhh
     
  2. Pairie Faring

    Pairie Faring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am soooo sorry. Hope you get those mangy coyotes!
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I am so sorry to hear that! Do you have an area where you can secure the turkeys during the night? Can you buy some more poults?
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I don't have the right words. My thoughts are with you.
     
  5. WendiJean

    WendiJean Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:they have always been free range, but we had been trying to get them to go in the coop at night, for awhile they were, until the hen went off to nest, and then Tom stayed in his normal nightly place (our porch swing, lol).



    Do coyotes attack the same place twice? our chicks are cooped but I still worry about the guineas.
     
  6. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:they have always been free range, but we had been trying to get them to go in the coop at night, for awhile they were, until the hen went off to nest, and then Tom stayed in his normal nightly place (our porch swing, lol).



    Do coyotes attack the same place twice? our chicks are cooped but I still worry about the guineas.

    Oh, they will sooooo be back again!
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think they would come back for another meal........I don't know alot about turkeys. I'd like some, but I have chickens, and they say chickens carry the blackhead virus that will kill a turkey.....
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    So sorry to hear about this tragedy. [​IMG]

    I hate predators !!!!!!!
     
  9. g&h farm

    g&h farm Out Of The Brooder

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    You need a donkey! A good will kill coyotes no problem. They will definatly be back, probably tonight. Do you have a gun? Id be on watch tonight for sure. Im soo sorry about your turkeys, do your guinnes roost in the trees?
     
  10. lone oak

    lone oak Out Of The Brooder

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    i have two donkeys and can say they are the best thing i have found against any dog type animal...they seem to hate dogs..careful with your own dogs though as my donkeys do not discriminate between strange dogs and known dogs..they just hate dogs period. also if i have just petted my own dogs the donkeys hate me.
     

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