Werewolf attack...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rachel'sFlock, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    ...ok...not a werewolf... but I did watch a huge coyote come up out of the forest and snag one of my hens, this morning, right before my eyes. I couldn't believe its size and speed. It was like Jacob from Twilight grabbing one of my girls. The one I saw him grab has escaped and survived, but one of my other older hens was not so lucky.
    RIP Edna Garrett. You will be missed.
    Now I have a real problem on my hands. I still have 6 week old chicks who are used to free ranging every day with their Mother (they were on a protected side of the yard from the carnage, this morning). They can also fit through my pen wire still. I won't be allowing the rest to range anymore, but I don't know how in the world I am going to keep them in the pen where they at least have some cover and a rooster to help look after them. They will still leave the pen even if their Mother cannot.


    Having a xanax, and a cup of tea...listening for drama...
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one thing for certain is the werewolf will be back. Get prepared to defend your flock and keep them safe.
     
  3. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    True dat.
    I got the pen escaped proofed for the littles, and everyone is in, but I am still on pins and needles. I am hoping to recruit a professional werewolf dispatcher, but it is starting to look like I may have to take care of this problem myself.
    I can't keep 19 chickens inside my tiny coop all day and night...the werewolf has to go.
    Any sound coyote-dispatching advice???
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken wire or hardware cloth around the bottom of the fence.
     
  5. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a donkey!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    like, an attack donkey???
     
  7. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A gun and a tree stand may be better than a donkey. Please though, stay off the drugs. Xanax is a powerful sedative and can render you useless for protecting your flock. Coffee up and be ready for a long night!
     
  8. Pullet Surprise

    Pullet Surprise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definately a gun, after the xanex wears off [​IMG]
    oh, and so sorry about the attack! Those werewolves are every where these days!
     
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  9. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks. I was sort of just kidding about the xanax. I have been on high alert all day.
    I am hoping not to have to be the Hunstman, tonight. Am attempting to enlist some marksmen I know for the job...but we'll see. I only keep a .22 bolt action in the house, but have some friends willing to let me borrow something a little more appropriate to the task, if needs be.
     
  10. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you...I know, you never know where they are going to turn up, next!
     

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