R.I.P. 4 hens, 1 roo. WHAT killed them?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by <3ChickenForever, May 5, 2011.

  1. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    RIP my only silkie [​IMG] Was a white one, so beautiful, I LOVED his crow so much. His neck was open when he got killed.
    Here's a pic of him. [Lilly]
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    RIP black sex-link mix, she was one of my kindess hens. She always came running up to me every time she saw me. Her name is Lola. She had just her neck torn open, head was still on.

    RIP cochin mix, she was soo PRETTY and one of the old ones. Her name is Pepper. Head was all the way off and her breast was eaten and and some of the upper wings.

    And these ones were mellow and a little bit slow ones. Please help. Thank you in advance.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Just wanted to say how sorry I am. Hope you catch what did it.Set a havart live trap.Home depot has large ones for $45.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Thanks guys.. what do you think it may be?
     
  5. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opposum will take large chunks from the breasts/neck if they find a roosting chicken. Just a guess though!
     
  6. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have heard that opposum will do that but I have also read that raccoons will specifically go for the crop and/or the head. Have you ever had probs with coons?

    I am really sorry about your silkie. I would have never thought I could love a chicken until we got some...and we've only had them for just over a week!!
     
  7. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    2 more dead...

    R.I.P. My favorite chicken that I trained and she was the first chicken I ever named in my life. Oero... I love you [​IMG]
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    R.I.P. Kayla Jr. was my sisters.
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    Got killed last night. My dad thinks it might be a mink.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  8. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! Didn't you put those hens up in a safe place after what happened to the others???????????? How SAD!
     
  9. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're dealing with a weasel or a mink. You need to lock up what birds you have left at night. Weasels can get through very small openings. You need to lock them up tight or you will lose them all.
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are dealing with a mink or weasel, very hard to deter. Every little, tiny hole needs to be covered with 1/2" mesh to keep them out. Good luck. I am so sorry for your losses.
     

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