UPDATE! Found All 6 Of My Babies Dead!!--Predator Attack?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mourningdove, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    This morning I went to feed the babies and when I got to the 5 1/2 week olds pen I noticed the corner had been dug into, some nails were gone and all my babies that were in the pen. No sign of feathers, bodies or anything they are all just gone [​IMG] So could this be a dog or something else that got them?

    I just found all 6 of my babies dead, nothing ate them, all are in tact, what could have done this?
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2008
    Long Island
    Here, that would be raccoons. I am so sorry!!!
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  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Oh no! Are there foxes in your area? In my neck of the woods, I've not known the coons to dig under but to find any weak spot in the wire. The only thing I can think of that would be digging would be a fox or a dog or some type of weasel.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's devastating.
  4. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    all the babies were just found dead. Bodies are intact! What did this?
  5. maymay8

    maymay8 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    oh so sad. did you see any footprints?
  6. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

    May 6, 2008
    sounds like what happened to me. it was my neighbors dogs. the dog would break through my coops and pens and kill them and leave. the dog would keep coming back. when you get more chicks, you need to really work on the pen. i had to cae top bottom and sides with very strong materials. i am so sorry

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