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What kinds of Predators have taken your birds?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BillHoo, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Foxes

    40 vote(s)
    29.0%
  2. Raccoons

    47 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. Hawks and Falcons

    68 vote(s)
    49.3%
  4. Eagles

    10 vote(s)
    7.2%
  5. Other birds of Prey - Condors?

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  6. Minks, Ermine, Martin other Weasely things

    17 vote(s)
    12.3%
  7. Bears

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Snakes and lizards

    14 vote(s)
    10.1%
  9. Two Legged Predators

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  10. Dogs

    61 vote(s)
    44.2%
  11. Cats

    15 vote(s)
    10.9%
  12. Anthing else that wants a chicken dinner or egg breakfast?

    36 vote(s)
    26.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BillHoo

    BillHoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Just trying to get a survey of the top or most frequent predator here.

    Multiple choice if you have been so unlucky.
     
  2. BillHoo

    BillHoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to include Alligators and large catfish, but if you have experience with those, do share the stories!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  3. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    #1 Racoons
    #2 Dogs
    #3 Possums
    #4 Fox
     
  4. Fentress

    Fentress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 22, 2012
    Chesapeake, Va.
    Raptors only, because I have electro net fencing. Also, had a crow interested in a chick, but was unsuccessful.
     
  5. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Northern Indiana
    Raccoons did the most damage. I forgot to shut in young birds and lost 23 in one night!:mad:
     
  6. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Dog. It made me so angry because I try to be so responsible for MY pets when other people let there dogs run around the neighborhood and break people's hearts when they kill their chickens. Even if their goods dogs that won't change their instincts. Now I have to be responsible for their dog. AND I'm to nice to shoot the dog :p
     
  7. littlesparrow11

    littlesparrow11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 25, 2015
    Vermont
    Several of mine were taken by a fox... just a little pile of feathers left. Lost one to a mink or some kind of weasel- it just bit the bird in the head and left her there. Not sure which was worse :(
     
  8. Adeth Chicken

    Adeth Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Jacksonville Florida
    The neighbors tiny little rat dog.. Twice, a Guinea and our sebright.. We chased him down thankfully and put an end to it.. Now there is a big dog roaming around.. Cannot stand people that are irresponsible with their animals..
     
  9. littlesparrow11

    littlesparrow11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 25, 2015
    Vermont
    Oh that's the worst... I'm sorry :( I've been lucky enough not to have experienced dog problems, but I know several folks who have. People that don't control their pets shouldn't have any!
     
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  10. Littlefox26

    Littlefox26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 9, 2014
    Amelia VA
    A dog a hawk and a snake.the snake was early on before the chicken coop was properly done.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015

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