Possibly lost 2 today Most likely Coyote more info

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kipepeo, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    NC KS
    Got home at 5 and went straight out to the chickens. Couldn't find my Sumatra roo and went looking and found a pile of black feathers and also noticed one of blue andalusain girls was missing have not found any sign of her yet but haven't looked everywhere it is a muddy mess from the snow yesterday. Why did whatever have to take him he was the favorite of my too many roosters and she is was laying ugggggggggg.



    Mr. Peep with his girlfriend Spice

    Well I talked to my neighbor 2 miles away across the section and he said he saw 2 coyotes west of house on Monday, and when I went out today I saw canine tracks in the mud so that is most likely the culprit. He said he had a coyote come right in his driveway and grab a chicken when he was standing there he has kept his locked up and I guess I will be doing the same for a while at least they have the screened in room to go into.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    North Florida
    Same thing happened to me about a month ago! I lost my White Cochin roo and Buff Orpington roo. I saw Some dogs tracks in my yard so thats a pretty decent indication I think. I'd say thats what killed yours. Sorry about your losses.
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    Well shoot! I had the same thing - too many roos and something killed my favorite (and only) buff orpinton roo and couldn't get it out of the cage so it took one of my ee hens. Trying to figure out how to make an electric fence. I think it is a weasel.I'm going to order one of the hunters cameras.

    Sorry about your loss. I think most of us know how hard it is. Mine was just two days ago.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by