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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by quintinp, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a little while ago my friend/neighbor wanted some chickens, well, he had a shed. So me and him made a pretty decent chicken coop. After we got it finished, of course he wanted chickens right away. So I had sold him 4 chickens, 2 gold laced polish/rhode island reds, 1 black sex link hen, and a Black sex link Rooster. All together I told him 10 dollars was fine. I didn't want them. I wanted to purify the flock to one breed. That's why he got them for so cheap. Well today, all of his chickens were attacked by an unknown predator, 2 were found dead: the sex link hen, and one of the gold laced reds. And the other gold laced polish/rhode island red wasn't able to move, so I had to kill it. The rooster is able to walk but he is in very bad condition. The pictures you will see are the ones of what had been killed by the predator. The suspects are either a Schnauzer, or a Opossum.

    Here is the sex link hen before the tragedy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] She was a great layer while I had her. Can you identify the suspect that probably did this?
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I can not help you there. But I am so sorry for this devesation. How horrible. I am so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the gold laced polish/ rhode island red hen. Her and her sister both died today.


    This is her with her sister before: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Im so sorry for your loss [​IMG] , [​IMG] I have never had an opossum attack, but I have had a few dog attacks. They can rip up the chickens pretty bad [​IMG]
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you know if a Schnauzer could do this type of thing?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sure a schnauzer could do this sort of thing - they are terriers and gamey and fiesty. I just don't think a dog would bite them that way. I've heard they just kill them(playing?) but don't eat them. Maybe a raccoon - were any carried away or mostly eaten on the spot? How awful.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, the only other suspect could be an Opossum. None were carried away. They were found this afternoon in the coop.
     
  8. ChickcrazyCharlie

    ChickcrazyCharlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess would be a dog. Sorry.
     
  9. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a dog mauling to me [​IMG] sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I, too, vote dog over opossum.
     

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