Predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by emlinfitz, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. emlinfitz

    emlinfitz New Egg

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    So far I've lost 4 of my hens they just disappeared from their pen.
    Yesterday I found one in the pen with its chest ripped open
    I cant think of what will do this in the day time.
     
  2. BethChick78

    BethChick78 Out Of The Brooder

    Most nocturnal predators will hunt in the day if they are hungry enough. I've had racoons by my coop in the day.
     
  3. emlinfitz

    emlinfitz New Egg

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    OMG!! A Hawk was in the chicken coop eating my little short stuff (silkie).
    The Hawk was not even trying to leave as I got closer to the coop, so I closed the door.
    It is locked in the coop and now I have to wait for my Husband to come home.
     
  4. kaeKY

    kaeKY Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG! How did it get in?? Please let us know how this happened!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Glad you caught the hawk at least!!
     
  6. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you cant catch a hawk its not legal. You should let it go.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  7. tstan

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    Can anyone tell me where to go to find a "list" of the common predators in my area?
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2013
  8. sunset

    sunset New Egg

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    Because we will in the middle of nowhere land I did lose a lot of birds to different things... Foxes mostly ... Not any more.... I got Emu's... They r only 10 mths... Only have had then for 3 days... And found died foxs in pen... But all ducks and chickens are there... Go big bird
     
  9. nannie

    nannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put a wire top over your run this should keep tour flock safe from predators
     
  10. crested1990

    crested1990 Out Of The Brooder

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    Something that I always suggest, and its just for timid predators such as foxes and racoons etc, is to run a small radio in your coop on talk radio if possible. A lot of predator will think there are people near and will keep their distance. Others are more determined and may not, but its always worth a try.
     

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