What is the worst predator?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ourpeeps123, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Hawk

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Fox

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Coyote

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Dogs

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. Cats

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mountain Lion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Crocodile

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Bear

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Raccoon

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. Human

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Owl

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Alligator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Wolf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Other

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Comment if I missed one.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You missed skunk, possum and weasel. For me the worst is weasel. In general it's dog. By far the most birds are taken by neighbor's dogs.
     
  3. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will add them.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  4. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot a couple.
     
  5. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I always feel bad when I hear a story about a predator getting a chicken or other bird.
     
  6. z8hannah

    z8hannah New Egg

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    For me it has been neighbor's dogs, possums, and raccoons. It's a little hard to differentiate between the possums and raccoons without actually witnessing the attack, but we caught a possum in a trap right after one attack so I'm assuming it was him. He would panic the chickens then one made the mistake of sticking its head through the chicken wire and he bit if off, but couldn't consume much of the bird. That illustrated the superiority of hardware cloth.
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably depends on where you live. Here in the suburbs hawks got all our neighbor's chickens. Have a friend by a river and raccoons got all of hers.
     
  8. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flour, hot grease, and a cast iron skillet!
     

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