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

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    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.


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  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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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