SOMETHING IS MURDERING MY GUINEA CHICKS

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HOTONE, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    We had 8 young guineas and they are with 3 silkies. When i went to the coop the other day there were 3 missing...no signs or anything. As of last night there were 5 left. Today i went out there and one was dead and 2 more are gone. Now i dont know what is going on cause my silkies were fine. Now i need to get more guineas cause you need more than 2. Where are my guineas going?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you have them in?
     
  3. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    we have them in a coop with the silkies
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    how is the coop made? what kind of wire?does it have a top? are they locked up at night?
     
  5. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    it is in a old building with a roof. we have 1 in chicken wire
     
  6. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing has happened with mine for the past few years finally I put all my birds in cages and they were on my horse trailer I set traps and rats the biggest things I've ever seen were getting caught. I had traps everywhere and poison everywhere finally 11 rats later I put hardware cloth on the ground and I've kept my chicks now maybe try that?
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    rats
     

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