!!***^^@#$% OWL

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pips&peeps, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That flippin owl has been back twice now.

    Last Friday he ate one of my best little white cockerels and left me a wing. [​IMG]

    This morning as I went out to let the geese, ducks and most of the cockerels out of the pens I noticed that four of the five that sleep in a covered 4X4 box were out......

    Yep, he got one of my wheaten roosters. I haven't been putting those roos in the covered pen because they are in an area where I thought the owl would not be able to get into, being he has around a 6-8 foot wing span.

    I've warned my nice neighbors to keep their kitties in as this guy is going to get pretty hungry next week.
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry...I'm dealing with hawks right now...took my little bantam mottled cochin roo [​IMG]
     
  3. ROC4K

    ROC4K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They come out of nowhere in the blink of an eye! Sorry to hear that you lost another one.
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Sorry this happend to you [​IMG] I lost one of my favorite mallards about 4 months ago to an owl. It's that chance we take leaving animals outside :\\ My friend lost his entire flock to what he thought was a raccoon. Something was crawling under the fence and killing 4 birds at a time. He killed a raccoon but the killing continued. He put a live trap where the hole was and it ended up being a barn own.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry this happened hope you figure out a way to have him let your birds alone ! I lost a hen to a dog this week right infront of me it was terrible .
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Everyone is locked up tonight. The little cockerels have a net draped over their little cubby and a block of wood covering the entry hole.

    The bigger cockerels are all inside my goose laying boxes. They also have blocks of wood covering their entry holes. It's raining, so I put them in there instead of a run so they wouldn't get soaked all night.

    Also I put a "driveway patrol" unit out by the roosters. It will sound an alarm if anything goes by the electronic eye. It also blinks red like the niteguard thing they sell for $39.95.

    Take that you varmit.
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    pips&peeps :

    Everyone is locked up tonight. The little cockerels have a net draped over their little cubby and a block of wood covering the entry hole.

    The bigger cockerels are all inside my goose laying boxes. They also have blocks of wood covering their entry holes. It's raining, so I put them in there instead of a run so they wouldn't get soaked all night.

    Also I put a "driveway patrol" unit out by the roosters. It will sound an alarm if anything goes by the electronic eye. It also blinks red like the niteguard thing they sell for $39.95.

    Take that you varmit.

    you can get those at a harbor freight store for $16.99 ,, i LOVE those things,, i have a "herd" of em [​IMG]

    sorry to hear bout that %#%@$ owl,,, that stinks [​IMG]
     

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