Very Discouraged....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mrizer7773, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. mrizer7773

    mrizer7773 New Egg

    Mar 16, 2010
    Have had my crew for about 9 months now. Went out to a very quiet coop this morning to find the biggest rooster we have gone!!!!! There were some feathers around, but not a lot more than the normal mess they leave. No body, No blood, no signs of anything!?!?! My coop is about 4 feet off the ground. What would climb in and take the biggest rooster in the coop?!?!?!?!
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Just a guess here but a raccoon?
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Could he have gotten out by himself? I am so sorry if something got him. I am thinking that he may have escaped.
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Sorry about your loss. How did it get inside?
  5. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i agree with break an blood would more than likely mean no predator,unless you have a huge snake [​IMG]
  6. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Where and how did whatever get into a coop?
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Quote:Since there are no real clues other than a lack of clues, a fox, bobcat, or coyote top my list. Possibly an owl if it happened at night. A dog is a possibility, especially a feral dog. If they are not securely locked up, many things can take them. Many predators leave clues ar would eat on them at the spot, but many would carry them away to a safe place to eat them or maybe take them back to their young. You can never discount a human when there are no clues.
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Thats what I'm thinking too. [​IMG]

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