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The Worst Predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Opa, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Raccoon

    280 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Opossum

    21 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. Weasel

    42 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Mink

    23 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Mountain Lion

    7 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Bear

    22 vote(s)
    2.0%
  7. Coyote

    61 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Fox

    113 vote(s)
    10.1%
  9. Eagle

    7 vote(s)
    0.6%
  10. Hawk

    178 vote(s)
    15.9%
  11. Owl

    13 vote(s)
    1.2%
  12. Dog

    211 vote(s)
    18.8%
  13. Snake

    14 vote(s)
    1.2%
  14. Man

    45 vote(s)
    4.0%
  15. Bobcat

    29 vote(s)
    2.6%
  16. Skunk

    13 vote(s)
    1.2%
  17. Rats

    14 vote(s)
    1.2%
  18. Cats

    28 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I was curious as to which predator the most chickens have been lost to.
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    All of our casualties have been to an opossum.
     
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I chose Mink..I lost several to a mink (or weasel) last winter..
     
  4. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, mine have been lost to the resident bobcat, but from reading others' posts, I would have to say dogs.
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    ive recently lost 4 to a skunk. UGH! Coyotes are also a big problem!
     
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  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Like I said on the other thread, I believe that the worst predator to have is a bird of prey (owl, hawk, etc.). Most are protected species, so you can't really do anything about it. At least with the other predators you can take care of business.
     
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  7. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RACOONS!!! Crafty, atrocious killers.....even killed my old pet cat! [​IMG]

    DOGS are second on my list...before I fenced everything in and out.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It seems like dogs are running a close second to raccoons. When I was investigating getting some waterfowl for this year I was reading all I could on ducks and geese. One fact that kind of caught my attention was that geese can live 20+ years; however, their average life expectancy is 7 years due to dog attacks- not predator attacks, dog attacks. I found that to be interesting.

    Good poll, Opa. I am curious to see the numbers at the end.
     
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  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I can't believe I neglected to put skunks on the lists.
     
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  10. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Knock on wood we haven't lost any to predators.
     
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