What could it be??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dipsey2209, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Dipsey2209

    Dipsey2209 Out Of The Brooder

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    About a month ago my poor Guinea Cock was "stolen" off the nest along with all the eggs he was helping his wife incubate...In one night the Cock and 20 eggs disapeared there was no sign of a struggle not even a feather left behind,no egg shells nothing its just like they vanished into thin air..i assume maybe a fox? Just wonering if anyone has any ideas what might have happened?
     
  2. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a fox to me. They can stealthily take a bird with no signs of struggle, and they can also carry eggs to be buried by their dens for a future food source. I don't know if ONE culprit is to blame, however. That seems like an awfully lot to carry at one time. Could be a fox stole the bird and Coons took off with the rest? [​IMG]

    Sorry for your loss. Try a live trap baited with eggs to see if you can catch the culprit(s).
     

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