Santa Claus or Owl

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centrarchid, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Early this morning at about 0445 Scoob (dog) jumped up and started barking. I let him out and he charged into yard and began patrolling chicken roosts. It did not take long to find that the front porch flock had been disturbed and everyone was off roost. Recently the entire front porch flock had taken to roosting on gutter above front porch because a rival domnique cross flocked had moved to avoid harassment by barred owl(s). Somebody that can get onto ten to thirty foot roof was problem. It could have been Santa owing to timing or darn barred owl is doing its thing again.

    Front porch flock will likely move again to avoid
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Did Santa snatch one of your chickens because you didn't leave him milk and cookies?
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:No snatching as all can be accounted for. Santa appears to do same thing barred owls do. He goes out and starts tipping chickens kinda like tipping cows. Seems plausable since chickens would obstruct parking for sleigh and reindeer.




    Most of front porch on gutter from few nights back.
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