Somthing killed my chickens!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mwlail1, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. mwlail1

    mwlail1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Came home today and somthing had killed all of my chickens and I dont know what it was that had done this! My kids sit in the yard and pet them all the time and they are so heart broken. All of them were attacked from behind and were bitten on the butt and backs of their legs no head injuries and there are feathers everywhere. My backyard has a 6 ft tall wood privacy fence and cant figure out how anything got in there unless it climbed it! Any ideas on what it may be? I suspect a fox?
     
  2. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it might be a dog. They chase and kill from behind when they catch the hens and then just leave them. They do it for sport 'cause they're dogs.
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Sounds like a dog to me too. I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you catch the beast who did this.
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    real sorry for your loss.
    was your coop open for them to escape into?
     
  5. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry, hope you can figure out what it was. Tell the kids we are very sorry. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. I think it was a dog also. [​IMG]

    It is REALLY sad when you lose one bird but your whole flock [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say dog too. A fox or any other wild animal would have eaten them. Dogs will kill just for the sport.
     
  8. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. Your children must be devastated. [​IMG]

    What kind of wire is your run made of?
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  9. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. That's just awful. Hang in there!
     
  10. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is no way for a dog to have gotten in... then out again... my next best guess is a cat. I have seen some overly "playful" cats that just want to toy with birds. once the birds stop fighting... the thrill is gone and they move to the next. Cat saliva is very toxic to birds as well.
     

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