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Two down (slightly graphic - sorry)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Prester John, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost two pullets this morning after I let the girls out of the coop.[​IMG]

    One barred rock, one black sex link. Both not laying yet.

    The barred rock was beheaded, wings torn off, but left behind. The Black sex link - gone.

    Any idea what may have done it?

    It was in one of the few corners of my yard that is not covered by a tree, but I'm doubting it was a hawk.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  2. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry for your loss.Sounds like a canine of one form or another, either fox, coyote, or domestic.
     
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be a coyote, but I usually only see or hear them around here at night.
     
  4. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Generally speaking they do a lot of their hunting at night but if the opportunity presented itself, especially if the coyote was sick or injured and unable to catch wild prey. I have quite a few pictures of coyotes walking around the suburbs here in Mass during the day.
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:They do hunt in the day too, but dogs are lot more common.
     

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