what did it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by siz8003, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    I let everyone out yesterday to get some greens and they all went home to bet but my roo stayed out under the hen house Well this morning there were feathers and no King what could have done it?
  2. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Do you live in an area where there are bobcats? The reason I ask is because we do and I was told that all they leave are feathers because they take thier prey off to eat.

    edited because I forgot most important thing: I'm SO SORRY!
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    IDK i know they are in the woods around here but i have not heard about them in my neighborhood what signs would i look for?
  4. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    Our fox has made off with entire chickens and left only feathers. He has also left headless corpses and partially eaten corpses. We know it is a fox, we have seen him.
  5. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    iv had two whole flocks killed in the past. didnt know for awhile but the last time they got killed i left them in the coop to try to see if whatever it was would come back well it did it was the man up the roads duck dog black lab. well i gave him a call he said i let him lose at night. told him to keep him up or i would kill him told the man to his face now........ one week later he was back and at my chickens again needless to say buckshot ended that story. now i just let them out about an hour befor dark and watch them while they are out when they go to roost i lock the gate. and i did cement the bottom edges of my fence. no problems sence.
  6. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I'm so sorry about your roo...

    My guess would be a fox. I've had fox attacks and all that's left are feathers.
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    ok i have a monster bobcat problem ,,... the bocat comes in the coop takes a chickens leaves millions of feather and leaves lots of piles of them in the woods ,then he takes off the wings ligs and inards,then he takes the whole breast and takes it back to his house... i have a had a goose ,duck , and 25 chickens done this way......
  8. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:IDK......A dead chicken is the first sign [​IMG] With all the rain we just had.....tracks in the mud should be easy to find. If you look around, you might find some. Sorry about your roo.....better start doing a head count every night.
  9. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I would just as likely guess a coyote as they are just as common as foxes these days.
  10. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    this is what i had to do to keep out the dogs and everything else. this might give ya some ideas.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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