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SOMETHING IS TAKING THE CHICKENS FEATHERS AND ALL!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by playchickenman, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. playchickenman

    playchickenman New Egg

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    Last week it was a 2 month old chick, today I had 9 chickens and NOW only have 7......for the love of god!, what ever it is takes everything feathers, parts, insides. EVERYTHING and does it brazenly during the day. I live ever so far in the wilderness......ok not really, but in the country and have blue jays that worn of danger, danger....but it seems like every time I go for the day I come back with less stock.

    HELP ME.....I have a 20g and will use to kill the antaloper.
     
  2. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm, you could stake out the area. [​IMG]
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    A hawk or eagle would take a chick and leave no feathers. If you don't have any of those around, look for a two legged predator. All others you would find some sign of a struggle or feathers.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    That does sound an awful lot like a human predator...
     
  5. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daylight + missing birds= DOG
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Id say maybe a Human. Cuz a chick would stuggle with an eagle or hawk.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I put out a critter cam and captured a racoon.
     
  8. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    The only time I had a predator take chickens feathers and all, it was two grown men with gunny sacks!
     
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Humans disgust me! The bad ones, I mean. I fear the same thing here in the forest where we have a lot of camps nearby and even some squatters at an abandoned barn. I'll shoot the jerks if I catch them!
     
  10. eggturner

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    I had a mink take a 4 month old RIR pullet left me 2 feathers and 2 drops of blood, there was no sign of struggle. I got the mink today, after she killed 3 of my broody banty hens along with their chicks. What a sad sight i was really looking forward to some new fuzzybutz. [​IMG]
     

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