your poor girl, yes, young roos can be hard on the girls- spray her with bluekote, is she getting along with the hens ?Last night I was going to let my Cochin stay her first night in the coop since she and the girls were doing so good together. When I checked on her later on she had some nasty bloody pecks all over her comb and some on her neck from my darn cockerel. So... anyone know a reasonable price I should sell my Lav Orp 6 mo old? He's just too much for the girls to put up with and this was the straw that broke the camels back. He's big enough for freezer camp but I don't have the heart. Hes going to be a big beautiful boy!
Quote: have seen that and frogs, but on one side they are cute and fuzzy, but these cute fuzzies have chewed through sparkplug wires twice! a total of 40 chickens of various size racing around for goodies... sheesh!
yeah I figured raccoon. I don't know if my dogs would take down a raccoon. I think they would, but they are in the house at night. I haven't had anything mess with the big chickens but I just put the babies outside. I kept them in the run attached to the coop. I just wasn't careful last night. I want to try the lights, but I don't like throwing my money away. LOLI don't think the red lights would work or we would all have them. Any lights at all would deter them, but only a secure coop or a good dog will keep them out. I'm pretty convinced the only reason I haven't had to deal with them yet is because I have big dogs that have free run of the property and have taken down raccoons and opossums regularly.
I'm sorry about your chookie. If it was grabbed through the gate, it was most likely a raccoon.