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what predator?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nursecat9, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. nursecat9

    nursecat9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I looked out this morning and saw lots of dead juvenile birds....everywhere! Very little blood, but lots of feathers around each body. Nothing was eaten off the birds but looks like they were killed for sport. I've never had predators before....please tell me what this is and how to fix it!

    There were 24 dead birds!
     
  2. Leah S

    Leah S Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that dogs will kill just for sport. When one dies it goes to the next one, without eating it or anything.
    Sorry you lost so many birds.
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Sounds like a dog(s). I had a "playful" neighbor's dog take out my flock of Orpingtons in March. Bodies everywhere, nothing eaten...looked like the birds were just tossed around. Almost like a dog's version of "cat and mouse". [​IMG]
     
  4. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dogs often think of chickens as feathered toys.. the fun is in th chase..

    Shell
     
  5. nursecat9

    nursecat9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your quick responses....I feel awful. I guess when the hubby gets home, we'll have to bury them. They were all about 15 week! Barred rocks.
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Dogs. I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  7. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely dogs. So sorry about your loss!
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Awe Cathy, I'm sorry to hear this [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were there any puncture wounds on their necks? do you have weasels in the area?
     
  10. nursecat9

    nursecat9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Tammy...just made me sick! We had to dig a huge hole and bury them tonight. I have such a wonderful husband to do this for me!


    Was wondering if anyone thought maybe coyotes?
     

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