What did this

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Franciee, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Franciee

    Franciee In the Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    houston, Texas
    I have not posted in a while but this really upset me I have never seen such a brutal attack and cannot figure what would do it. My little girl was torn completely in half and looks like she was eaten from the inside out any ideas out there. I have lost chickens in the past but usually not in this brutal fashion
    thank you
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Could have been anything coon, fox, coyote, rat, etc.

    Sounds to me like you need to set a trap and hope you get whatever did this. You may want to check you coop or run to see how the predator got in. Or were the chickens free range??

    Have you secured your remaining flock?? If this was an animal attack it will probably return to eat again.

    Good luck
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh Fran, I am so sorry. WHat a terrible way to find one of your babies. Sounds like a coon...but really...could be about anything...dog,fox..rats...again, im so sorry.
  4. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    Fran, I'm sorry about your chicken. Where in Texas are you?
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    My DH says it is a weasel. That is exactly what they do to a animal. A coon, fox or coyote usually take their kill away, but a weasel leaves it's kill behind. The sad part about weasels are they just like to kill. My DH asked was the neck torn open? Weasel do that also. So sorry about your girl.
  7. Franciee

    Franciee In the Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    houston, Texas
    Thank you all. I am just upset I am in the Texas Hill Country Marble Falls. My pen is chain link with chicken wire around the bottem two feet up. And bird neeting over the top there was only one hole and I fexed it tonight we will see the hen house is also secure. The chickies free range during the day and get locked up at night I am going to leave my GS out there tonight.
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    So do you think the predator went through the hole in the fence or went over the top through the net? Or do you think the predator got her when they were out free ranging?
  9. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

    Jul 14, 2007
    Milton, Florida
    Quote:GS?? German Shepherd?? Sounds EXACTLY how my German Shepherd killed my duck. Only difference is she buried the top half in my flower bed. Didn't know it was her for sure til I found top half of duck. She told on herself: tail between legs, ears down, looking for a place to hide when I pulled it up out of the ground.
    NEVER trust your German Shepherd with your birds. Except Chinese Geese. They'll take on anything, including a full grown German Shepherd.
  10. Franciee

    Franciee In the Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    houston, Texas
    Like I said there was one hole in the top of the netting that I fixed. Some of my chickens would not go in the pen last night I guess they were scaed to death. My GS would protect all my livestock and dose when needed she has killed preditors on my property before.

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