They took down a bird?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Moochie, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have posted this when I saw it but I forgot to. 1 week ago on Wed. I was outside with my young cockerels and one pullet (don't worry they're siblings and young). I went to the garage to get mealworms and I heard a screaming noise so I thought someone was getting hurt but when I rush back they're tearing apart a small bird! Chasing eachother over the limbs and such. It looked like a finch type bird. I didn't stop them but I'm wondering is that unusual?
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    No, I have seen birds get into the runs, and the chickens will kill and eat them if they get a chance. They are omnivores, meaning they eat everything. I would rather they didn't , because I worry about diseases and mites. So if I see them, I try to free the birds before they get eaten.
     
  3. train2110

    train2110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are scaring me! [​IMG]

    We have six 18 week pullets who chase birds in the yard when we let them free range. To date the birds just fly away. I will have to tell my wife to be watchfull.

    Suppose the cockerels and hen thought it was an over sized bug... [​IMG]
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    They will kill and eat just about anything they can catch... People are often shocked at who chickens really are [​IMG] Been around them all my life and I seen some stuff I have....
     
  5. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    Goes back to that little dinosaur story [​IMG]
     
  6. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dinosaur story?
     
  7. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been said, and it's true, that they'll eat just about anything that doesn't eat them first. Not always a pretty site. [​IMG]
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    The grossest thing I've watched is when they get a toad. [​IMG]
     
  10. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    mine will eat quite happily out of their feeder with a wild bird RIGHT next to them. It's mice that they love to kil
     

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