so very upset

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scottschick, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. scottschick

    scottschick New Egg

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    hi everyone my very big emergency is something is taking my chickens, they are taking everything but some feathers !! what ever it is it has taken around 20 chickens in under a year !whatever it is it is taking my laying chickens and with in the last week at least 10 of my very favorite layers. I am at wits end and i miss my black betty (a solid black sex link who would sit in my lap [​IMG]) I have three roosters are they just not doing their job ? i am very new to this and i watch my flock dwindle and want to fix it please help me !!
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be a raccoon getting them but I'm no expert since none of mine has been taken by anything.
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I am so sorry!!! [​IMG] Maybe you can setup a game cam, some traps, and maybe an electric fence.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! It would help if you post this in the Predator section. Also make sure you put in the post when they are being taken and what kind of housing you have them in!!
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] and welcome to BYC [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I would definitely check out the Predator section, but if they are only killing / taking one at a time, I would bet fox over raccoon.
     
  7. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Welcome to BYC and I'm sorry for your loss:hugs Must be a raccoon or possum
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    So sorry!! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and welcome to BYC! Sorry you are losing some birds to predators. [​IMG] Are they free range or is something getting them in their coop or run? If it's there you may just have to do some serious predator-proofing. Best of luck to you and sorry for your losses!
     
  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If the chickens are confined to a coop/run then it's time to go over it carefully and find out where the predator, whatever it is, is getting in and do some serious reinforcing.

    If the chickens are free range there's not much you can do. Predators eventually discover the buffet and stick around until it's gone. Trapping may catch you a critter. You'll still keep loosing chickens to the next and the next and so on.
     

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