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our Christmas present was losing 2 birds.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by deenj09, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. deenj09

    deenj09 Hatching

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    We started chicken farming this April with 6 chicks. Built a great coop and they are all fenced in. We lost a Barred Rock 2 months ago with signs of stress, prints or feathers. Today we found 2 birds missing from the coop. We did find a Buff with some feathers missing and her insides were torn out. The Barred Rock is no where to be found. We walked the woods and didn't find a sign of the Rock. Wondering is this sounds like an Owl or a Fox is our predator....I'm ordering cameras and will build a covered run in the spring.
     

  2. Sorry about your losses.[​IMG]
     
  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    I'm so sorry about this [​IMG]
     
  4. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Songster

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    Sorry to hear this, losing them is very hard. [​IMG]
     
  5. deenj09

    deenj09 Hatching

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    Thanks guys...we bought 2 game cameras today and some electric fence. hoping to get a glimpse of our predator. in the spring we will fence our flock on 6 sides!
     
  6. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chirping

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    sorry[​IMG]
     

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