They got me...predators

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LTC Steve, May 6, 2016.

  1. LTC Steve

    LTC Steve Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2015
    Southeastern MN
    I feel kind of bad here....I had 4 Lohmann Browns since Oct of 2015. I lost two a few weeks ago to some sort of predator. It didn't get in the caged area around the coop, but reached in and pulled one hen to the edge and destroyed it. Actually ate the insides out of the body. It also damaged the leg of another one beyond repair and I was going to "take care" of her, but mother nature did it for me.

    Lessons learned here..1.don't wait to put the hardwire cloth on the lower part of the area around the coop and 2. make sure your automatic door does not close too early and shut your girls out of the coop for the night.

    Restocking the flock end of June.
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    that sucks, for the second time in 2 years, my mother has let the dogs out for me forgetting to watch them and the chickens were out and they got 2 of my 8-9 week olds.

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