Piney Boy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BuckEye2003, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. BuckEye2003

    BuckEye2003 New Egg

    Jan 3, 2017
    New Jersey Pinelands
    Hello from Southern New Jersey! My name is Haydn and I'm a teenage boy with a flock of around 30 assorted birds. I've recently had a horrible experience with finding ripped apart birds after I come home from school. It breaks my heart finding my pets dead, but today I finally decided to take to the internet. Something put a 3 foot wide hole in my fence and came in, hunting down and mutilating one of the babies. She was one of my favorites. I just would like to know what on Earth is responsible for this and how I can prevent another attack. Thanks!
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under BuckEye2003 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so very sorry for your loss and do wish that the circumstances under which you join us were nicer.

    I recommend posting your question on the Predator and Pests Forum:

    If you have some pictures of the damage done to your fence, they also might be helpful in identifying the culprit.

    The current Topic of the Week is Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators so you might like to check that one out also:

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Haydn, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Best wishes to you and your flock! :)
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    So sorry to hear of your loss, that's always rough. Hope the links you've been given help.

    Thanks for joining us and if you need help finding answers feel free to ask.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Haydn, sorry for your loss. What type of fencing do you have? Chicken/poultry wire only keeps chickens IN, it does nothing to keep predators OUT. They can slice or bite through it like butter.

    If you posted photos of your coop/run we might be able to offer suggestions on predator proofing it.

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