something killing all my chicks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by wolfesden2006, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. wolfesden2006

    wolfesden2006 New Egg

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    OK I have lost 7 chicks some young and some adults. It happens at night and during the day. Young ones were in a 7 ft fence. Something went over the fence killed 5 chicks, parts and piece had been dragged up the fence and in a nearby tree. 2 adult roos were in a shorter fence, heads gone crop eaten and insides gone except for some pieces once again on the fence. At least rate I will have no chicks by the weekend. I think its a coon. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Thank You so much!!!!!!!!
     
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    coons can climb
    hawks can glide in over a fence so unless the fight took place right against the fence, maybe not a hawk
     
  3. RattlesnakeRidgeWV

    RattlesnakeRidgeWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is no top wire on your run or pen then take your choice. Coon, possum, skunk, weasel, bobcat, fox, and whatever else crawls around at night. I fight with all of them in WV, even a bear or two. Sorry for your loss, but they do need a secure area especially at night.
     
  4. wolfesden2006

    wolfesden2006 New Egg

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    just about all of them were right up against the fence
     
  5. wolfesden2006

    wolfesden2006 New Egg

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    yes we see we need top now. just really getting started with ours chicks so looks like over the winter we will revamp the coops and get more chicks this spring. Thank You !!
     
  6. wolfesden2006

    wolfesden2006 New Egg

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    by the way Dundee is a great looking rooster
     

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