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Update another attack!! What kink of Predator do I have????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pinenot, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something got one of my chickens. There were feathers outside the barn. There were feathers strung across or over a 5 foot fence to a spot in the yard, where there were a pile of feathers. There were no parts or bones, just feathers. There were no feathers any where else.

    What kind of predator is this?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Sounds like a bobcat [​IMG]
    They will kill there prey and then take it with them. So you wont find the body anywere near the coop. Its prolly 25ft or so in the woods.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I don't know, but I DO know it's gonna be a DEAD predator....LOL!!! Maybe a raccoon??? Or a cat??? I have no idea....
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to add, this was at 4 something in the morning. I heard the chickens throwing a fit, but I just thought the rooster must have done something to get them going.
     
  5. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Owl maybe?
     
  7. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree owl
     
  8. mo

    mo Out Of The Brooder

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    flying predator was my first thought, too.
     
  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was gonna say racoons are proably out of this picture, they usually kill a bunch of em and leave them. If our run isn't covered then probably a good assumption a flying predator.
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I had a duck taken by an owl the same way. LOTS of feathers but i soon found a body that had been plucked and eaten. All that was left was a wing,feet,tail,and backbone.
     

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