What is getting my chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ma1Kidz6, May 31, 2010.

  1. Ma1Kidz6

    Ma1Kidz6 New Egg

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    I've had three chickens disappear this past week. All I find is piles of feathers. This is happening during the day. What could it be?
     
  2. silkiesandbuffs

    silkiesandbuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they being housed in or were they free ranging? Are they chicks or adults? My silkie rooster was killed a couple months ago while the chickens were free ranging. I believe that a coyote got him because I had seen one hanging around a couple of days before it happened. All that was left of him was a pile of feathers and it was in broad day light at like 3 P.M.
     
  3. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    When coyotes have gotten my chickens while free ranging they run off with the body, but when a fox got my duck it left a pile of feathers, a beak and the legs! I have also lost most of my chickens to a bob cat that went over the chicken yard fence and even the electric wire on top didn't stop it!![​IMG] They also run off with the live chicken and eat it elsewhere. Now I have to be ouside with my chickens when I let them out to free range because the varmits come all hours of the day!![​IMG]
     

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