Was is coyotes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dancinginafield, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. dancinginafield

    dancinginafield New Egg

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    We just moved out to the country one week ago. Brought our Chick-N-Hutch and six chickens with us. We had them out in a fenced yard during the day and locked in the hutch at night. We were planning to build a more substantial chicken coop, but never got the chance. Something knocked the floor out of the hutch last night and ate all six. We found piles of feathers scattered all around the yard. Not much other than that. We found a couple of gizzards and a couple of feet, but all six were definitely all eaten up. It seems to me that it must have been more than one animal to completely eat all six. Could it have been coyotes? Our neighbor told us they are in the area.
     
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it sure doesn't sound like a small critter like a 'possum or a coon. it wasn't dogs as they wouldn't have eaten the chickens. I'm not sure where you live, but it sounds like a coyote to me.
     
  3. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a group of coyotes! Sorry for you!
     
  4. jjconcepts

    jjconcepts Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry for your loss..

    if you have coyotes (kinda like a wild dog with dog like strength catlike abilities to get into and out of trouble.) they are tall, lanky and come out around dusk up here...

    if you have coyotes, you probably have opossums, coons, and hawks as well. a light tractor may have to be secured to the ground every time you move it.. and make sure you have real wire on the run and that it is secured.. if it can be pulled off - it will. and only let them wander outside when you are around.


    I am sorry again for your loss - we lost one to a hawk last weekend and couldn't imagine losing them all... keep at it, the chickens are very rewarding.

    -joe-
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Lutz,FL
    Most likely a pack of coyotes or foxes. Sorry for your losses. [​IMG]
     

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