What did this to Milk? *GRAPHIC PHOTOS*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by theOEGBman, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Well, I believe this is the first post I've made in the Pred section, and Im not happy about it. I guess no one really is though. My mom woke me up this morning and told me something killed my scovy drake, Milk. I live in California, in the Central Valley. We have about a trillion and a half feral cats around here because someone doesnt know the meaning of spay and neuter. I've also seen a fox down the road a few years ago.


  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gee, I'm so sorry, Jordan!! I liked him alot. No idea what did it, though.
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Is it possible that a dog might have got him? The reason I ask is because he looks just like my chicken did when a dog got him.

    I am so sorry for the loss of Milk.... [​IMG]
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry Jordan.
  5. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am very sorry for your loss.
  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Thanks, everyone. Cyn, I loved that darn bird. He was really sweet, even when I got him as a juvie he would follow me all over. Im really going to miss him.

    Barnyard, its possible it was a dog. I havent seen any around, but it is possible.
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Jordan I'm sorry, it seems we always lose the ones we love the most. Sometimes I think it is because we spend so much time with them they often don't think about predators. I hope you find what did it though, keep your eyes open because now that it found a food source it will be back.
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    I had some chickens and pigeons with similar injuries before, happens 4 nights in a row.

    The culprit was a huge rat. He killed the birds, rip open their neck to get to the grain inside their crop...
  9. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    South Central Virgina
    Sorry to see that! It could be a weasle something in the polecat family... they go for the neck to get the fresh blood as it is still pumping
  10. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    Raccoons are notorious for killing poultry and only eating the neck/ crop area. I've had it happen on more than one occasion. Foxes and dogs usually carry off the carcass. Owls, generally behead.

    Sorry for your loss.[​IMG]

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