URGENT~ need help~ Preadtor ID by pics of carnage. Need to know what I'm dealing with!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Funky Feathers, May 21, 2014.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    My Coop
    Something has been killing off my birds (call ducks & cochins) constantly! I thought my pens were secure but I guess not. Something is climbing up & grabbing legs/wings from the bottom wire floors and eating them up. No blood or feathers in the nest box. Here are pics of the pens and the latest crime scene. It ate 7 juveniles in one sitting. Any ideas as to what it is?

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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    I would say raccoons - you might want to rethink how you house your birds...
     
  3. satsuki23

    satsuki23 In the Brooder

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    Hi Stephanie you have a Weasel I think. They are blood suckers!! You need to trap them.
     
  4. Regardless of what type of predator you have, you should put hardware cloth around that coop and along the bottom. Those holes are way too easy for many predators to get a hand through and grab the birds. Could be weasels or racoons, but I think hardware cloth is the only way you're going to protect your birds. You can trap the predator, but more will come.
     

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