What's this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FreeRoaming, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. FreeRoaming

    FreeRoaming Out Of The Brooder

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    Planning on starting another chicken flock out at my house in the country. I have a feeder and set a night camera that I got for Christmas up. Could someone please tell me what this is?[​IMG]
    Then after that picture, I believe 10 mins later, a hog was photographed.[​IMG]

    Just wondering if this might be something I should be aware of if I'm getting chickens?
     
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  2. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    My guess is coyote. We have them here on the coast. When the fire whistle blows our fields come alive with howling.
     
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like stray dog or coyote. Either way, I would not recommend free ranging your chickens! There are a lot of good articles/posts about predator proofing, type it into the search bar at top of page. Good luck! [​IMG]

    ETA: to remove wrong info, sorry.
     
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  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see anything pic #1,pic #2 looks like a boar/hog as stated
     
  5. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pretty sure that the 1st one was a coyote or a stray dog,and the 2nd was was definitely a hog/pig
     
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  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like Matt I don't see anything in the first picture besides some kind of light reflection. Where is everybody seeing a dog/coyote?
     
  7. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I highly doubt a pig would be by 10 minutes after a coyote if it's lurking around the area.
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It is really hard to tell what is in the first picture. I think it is just the hog rooting around in that part of the yard, and he walked closer to the camera 10 minutes later.
     
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  9. FreeRoaming

    FreeRoaming Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the answers, everyone. Hopefully I can find out what it is ^^

    I'm either guessing it's a stray dog, coyote, or the hog. Would keep them at the house I'm at ATM, but they'res some sort of hawk or falcon roosting in a tree in my yard.

    Danger, danger everywhere.
     
  10. maddog3355

    maddog3355 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I was going to get chickens I would get rid of that raccoon feeder in my back yard.
     

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