Was this an attempted ariel attack ???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken Rustler, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    OK I need some ideas of what may have happened. I have 2 inch poultry wire over my banty run. The wire is normally about 3' off the ground. But when we got home from town today the wire was about a foot off the ground. The wire had a large depression about 2' across and in that there were 2 deeper indents about the size of a tennis ball. There was also a basket ball size hole off to the side of the depression. All the banties are there and seem fine.
    I have my suspisions what did this but am looking for other ideas what it might be.
     
  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Sounds to me like you had a coon or similar predator visit your run. I'm not sure a bird of prey could do that kind of damage. Whatever it was, it had some weight too it!

    Hope you can make repairs and keep it out. I'm sure whatever it was will be back!
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    All I can say is you got lucky this time! [​IMG]
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    ...or a dog??
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure a large bird could do that, but would it?

    Incredible eye sight would turn a bird of prey out from a dive when confronted with wire. If for some inexplicable reason you had a near sighted bird of prey impact that hard there would be feathers embedded in the wire if not parts of the bird!
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:I think if a bird of prey hit the wire that hard you would have a dead bird on top of the run.
     

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