Silkie Attacked...HELP

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PDurkin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    Country boy at heart
    My splash silkie pullet "Chloe" was free ranging today with my flock of ducks and my rooster "Craig". I was doing work inside and last saw her around 4 pm by the river relaxing and being ever so cute. Well today when I went out for about 30 minutes I came home to find Craig alone in the coop and the rest of my flock of ducks free ranging in peace. I spent 20 minutes loooking for chloe until I found a pile of feathers -- no blood or sign of struggle. What could this predator be? I am stumped [​IMG]

    I live in Southwestern Connecticut
    The night earlier a pack of coyotes were trying to break into the coop but I scared them away, I don't think this was them because I live in a fairly populated area with little room for them to hunt, especially in the day light.

    HELP ME PLEASE. I Want to find out what it is and arm myself properly.
    This means WAR

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I live in the middle of the city--not at all rural--and we have occasional daylight sightings of coyotes in the neighborhood, as well as at least one mid-afternoon attack on a flock several years ago.

    I'm sorry for your loss [​IMG] but it does seem like the coyotes are the likely predator since you have seen them previously.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

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