Vultures

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ellie, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I did search and read that they don't have very strong claws and only eat dead things. Thing is that there are maybe 12 of them roosting on my fence posts and flying around over the yard where the chickens are.

    I did close the girls up in their run and mama already put her baby in the caged area I have for them.

    Anyone think they will hurt them? I will let them out after a bit but didn't want to with them flying overhead. Man, those suckers are huge.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  2. GertieBird

    GertieBird Out Of The Brooder

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    I've only ever seen/heard of them bothering with dead animals. But, in the wonderful world of living organisms, there are always exceptions to the rules.

    I've gotten to the point where I only let my chickies free-range when I'm right there with them.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

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

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I've never seen them with live prey. I don't think they'll mess with your chickens.
     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    So glad. They do have some moxie, lol. One of them, Hyacinthe just ran after my cat and actually nudged him in the behind. This is a huge cat.. pretty big chicken too, lol. She is a blue orp.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good girl, Hyacinthe! She's a tough cookie!
     
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Here she is today just before going after the cat.

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    She is a beauty... No big bad vultures gonna get this one!!
     
  7. Attack Chicken

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

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    She's pretty!
     
  8. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thank you. I posted pics of her under the pictures and stories of my chickens... I sensed that this is getting off topic so posted her there.
     
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  9. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vultures won't bother your flock, but do like to fly over looking. I guess they get curious whats down there walking around.
     
  10. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vulture flocks get pretty big where I live in the spring and winter and everytime one of my chickens/roosters/turkey sees one they will have a fit and make me come running out to the coop,but no vulture has ever tried to land by or attack my chickens.
     

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