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What is getting all my ducks and turkeys?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mmaddentx, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. mmaddentx

    mmaddentx New Egg

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    I have three pens with a 6ft talk fence. One one has turkey's, one has ducks and geese then the 3rd has chickens. A few weeks ago something got all 7 turkey's in one night. A week later it started getting the ducks. There is no sign of going under the fence or anything left. So it has to be going over the top. I did go around in the pasture and noticed some feathers up in a fork of a tree with blood. So looks like it climbs trees to eat it sometime, but once again it's all gone. Any ideas what may be getting them? Heard it could be a bobcat or mountain lion. Ideas or solutions?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'd guess bobcat - seems that a mountain lion would damage the fence noticeably when climbing over.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What kind of fence and where are you located?

    Agree with some kind of cat, I think they typically will take prey up in a tree to eat, and it has to be something pretty big to take a turkey over a 6 foot fence.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd suspect a Coon before a cat of any type, but some electric fencing should help no matter what it may be
     
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