RIP Sid Vicious, my white crested blue polish...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Crittercountry, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry Out Of The Brooder

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    So Saturday, I was having a BBQ at my house. My chickens and turkey like to hang out on the porch when I'm cooking, waiting for treats from the grill (beer butt chicken this time... YUM). My friend had brought her Rottweiler puppy that killed all her turkeys when she was 7 weeks old. We kept a close eye on her, she showed a little interest, but my dog Brie kept her away from them. So we are cooking, relaxing, throwing bird seed to the chickens, when I hear a distressed rooster. No Roma (my friends Rotweiler). We run to the back, Roma is out in the field. Head count, where is Sid, my cockrel? Now at first, I blamed Roma. But there would have been a body. She wasn't back there long enough. There is a small pile of feathers, nothing major. No sign of prediter. Could it have been a hawk or something then? I would think if it were a coytee, there would be more than just a few feathers, and maybe a trail. Nope, nothing to be found. Sigh... RIP! He was a little nuts, just like his girlfriend, so I named them Sid and Nancy (Sid vicious of the Sex Pistols). Do you think it was a bird, or perhaps something else?
     
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  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Most times a pile of feathers= bird of prey.
    sorry about Sid.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Small pile of feathers? How small? I say a hawk or some other predator from the woods large enough to snatch and run. Unless he was a banty, I don't think a hawk would fly with it. A hawlk got my polish and ate them on the spot... they were only about 3 months old too.
     
  4. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:He was about 4 months old. The pile was maybe 9 feathers, but obviously pulled out of him. I live in a very wooded, rural area, we have all sorts of hawks, and even eagles nearby. I searched the radius and didn't find any other traces of him.
     
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  5. madelinetosh

    madelinetosh New Egg

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    so sorry about your crested polish. i do love the name you chose. Sid seems so appropriate.
     

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