Something got Vandy last night :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rammy, May 22, 2010.

  1. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    I had a chicken about three months old that I named Vandy because she was gold and black, the colors of one of our local colleges. I had had her in with her brothers but since they are deciding they needed to fight over her, I put her in with my three remaining RIR's since I THOUGHT I had secured thier chain link kennel by putting a cover ontop and wire around the outside. Whatever got her got her through the door area. All I found were feathers. The RIR's wouldnt let her roost with her so she was probably near the door since she would try to get out whenever I came in or just trying to get back to her brothers. I have a trap set up but need to go get some marshmellows to see if its a racoon. I suspect a fox, though.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    So sorry for your loss. I imagine it was a coon.

    I lost 5 chicks in the last 48 hours. My fault... didn't secure them at night and I'm suspecting a cat.

    It makes you sad.
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    omg..thats so sad D: im sorry for your loss
  4. Coralietg

    Coralietg Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    Opelousas, LA
    I'm so sorry for your loss, hope you catch the bugger who did it soon.

  5. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    I think what sucks the most is the chickens that are getting killed are the ones I hatched myself. I have a trap, just need to get marshmellows.


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