One dead, two missing :'(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mallory2013, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mallory2013

    mallory2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    Eastern CT
    My dad found our poor little Lucy Loo a ten week old Delaware dead outside the coop this evening. It wasn't even dark out yet, so my dad counted the others and found that there were two others missing. The two others were our young roo Swisher the blue cochin and Big Betty the Buff Brahma pullet. I looked around outside for them in trees and around, under and on top of the other things in the lawn, such as the coop itself, scaffolding, and an old flat bed trailer and did not find them.
    Lucy only has one puncture wound that is located where the thigh of the leg meets the body.
    Here is my theory: I'm thinking that it was a fisher cat because I know they will kill for fun. There were no feathers around the homocide. I think that Betty was the first to get attacked and Swisher protected her. Then Lucy was attacked and left because Swisher was attacking him. However, there were also no feathers from Betty or Swisher. Also, could a fisher have taken both birds at once? Could it have been a fisher cat that just killed Lucy? I'm really hoping that Swisher and Betty are just hanging out somewhere for the night and will be back in the morning. Another thing to note is that we have had a skink problem around her recently. Maybe they are to blame? Please give me your feedback and/or what you think it was that got my poor chickens. Thanks.
  2. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    I am so sorry for your loos. I hope you can find out what happened to your chickens. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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