Our Flock has been killed!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Uncle_Bubba, May 31, 2011.

  1. Uncle_Bubba

    Uncle_Bubba In the Brooder

    Dec 29, 2010
    Conway township Mi
    I don't know what happened but when I left for work this morning at 6:15 I let the chickens out to free range like I always do when its light out. My fiancee got home at 9 am to find almost the entire flock dead in the yard. What would do this? A fox or coon would at least take what they kill and eat it. Stray dog? Coyotes? Very sad morning. Now its time to get the last few days of eggs into the bator to restock. very sad day
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    OH GEEZE, I am so sorry this happened! I would bet a neighbor's dog, although I don't know for sure.....A friend of mine had a raccoon kill all her chicks without eating them......

    Seems like such a waste and I am again so sorry for your loss! Wish you lived closer, I'd give you some of mine because I have a bit too many!

    Take care,

  3. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    It could of really been anything, but I would be a neighbors wondering pet or a stray [​IMG]

    In y experience Never let your pets wonder around if you are not home to watch them ( and if you have to leave, make sure they are in a Run)

    I am sorry to hear about your loss [​IMG]
  4. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    So sorry! That is horrible!
  5. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chirping

    May 14, 2011
    A fox would definately do that. They hunt for the sport so they kill them all and just eat one. Same with weazels and ferrets. [​IMG]
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...so sad [​IMG] I'd put my money on a dog...
  7. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Songster

    Awww... I'm so sorry. I hope that you find out what happened. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chirping

    May 26, 2011
    I'm soooo sorry![​IMG] It sounds like a fox. I hope your eggs hatch.[​IMG]
  9. Keara

    Keara Songster

    Sep 24, 2009
    I had a fox do that to my flock last year, we saw him run off so I know it was a fox. The theory is I interupted him killing and than taking them to his den for momma and the pups.
  10. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I so sorry that happened. I let mine out in my yard all the time. Were yours in a fenced yard? Mine are fenced in.[​IMG]

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