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villainous ATTACK

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChemicalchiCkns, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Some unknown Offender attackt and kill'd my not so Prize white Wyndott Hen. There are many Feathers scattr'd around for about one Meter, and her Head Neck and Back are Gone. She was in a fenc'd Area and underneath a scrub Oak Tree. I cannot discover, the responsible Animal, tho. Any useful Assistance, in this Matter, will be gladly Accepted.
     
  2. Goob chickens

    Goob chickens New Egg

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    I think it would be something small and vicious, otherwise they would have just taken off with the whole chicken. Raccoon? Maybe a fox?
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: That sounds like a Raptor
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It could have been anything, up to and including a stray dog.

    If you would like some useful advice, here it is: pen your birds up in a safe pen. If the predators can't get to them, they can't kill them.

    If you allow your birds to wander around loose, then just accept that some of them, maybe all of then, are going to be killed. There are dozens of creatures who will kill chickens. Everybody likes to eat chicken.,
     
  5. sperry

    sperry New Egg

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    Lost a Beautiful Americauna hen to either a possum or raccoon as it either reached thru my flimsy cage or crawled under. went for the head though and couldn't drag out the body. "Junior Steve" didn't make it but we got "Junior Steve II" and she produces the most beautiful green eggs. Re wrapped entire cage with chicken wire. Good luck. but my bet is on a raccoon.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most likely it was a Racoon!
     

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