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Britcheflee
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Something came during the day and got over a 5ft high fence, took a full grown hen and back over the fence with a trail of feathers heading towards the brush - just cant imagine what could do that.


Bloody cold here - main line to septic tank appears to be blocked up - not sure if it is frozen up or coagulated grease - snaked it out but could not reach all the way to the septic tank - so something blocking up about 4 ft from tank or at point pipe enters tank.....or leach field frozen up? Man I hate cold weather.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like a coon.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I witnessed a hawk do that to one of my chickens. I"ve also had problems with foxes and coyotes.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Amen on Hate the Cold Weather....As my Dad always says at our first cool snap and all through winter-"I"m ready for April".--but who knows? Might still snow in April...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In broad daylight and over a 5 ft. fence sounds like a coyote. Could be a hawk but they usually consume part of the kill at the spot and pull a lot of the feathers out before carrying it off and would probably not leave a trail of feathers.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i've seen coons and possum gut them.. eatthe head and organs and leave a kill...

i've seen hawk partially eatt hem on the spot too...

time for a game camera Smile
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

soundguy wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:46:35 01/15/13) i've seen coons and possum gut them.. eatthe head and organs and leave a kill...

i've seen hawk partially eatt hem on the spot too...

time for a game camera Smile



Funny you should say that - I am off to walmart today to pick up one I ordered - what ever it is is very crafty as I have not seen a darn thing anywhere around.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

5 foot high fence only helps keep the birds in but not varmints out if they want in that is. I too have a fence around my chicken pen but I have a hot hot at the top and also once about middle of the fence on the out side. Also to keep hawks etc out I have baler twine running from roof top to top of fence here and there. The idea of that is a hawk or owl will not fly into a place like that since they know they can get hung up trying to get back out
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Britcheflee wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:09:42 01/15/13) Something came during the day and got over a 5ft high fence, took a full grown hen and back over the fence with a trail of feathers heading towards the brush - just cant imagine what could do that.


Bloody cold here - main line to septic tank appears to be blocked up - not sure if it is frozen up or coagulated grease - snaked it out but could not reach all the way to the septic tank - so something blocking up about 4 ft from tank or at point pipe enters tank.....or leach field frozen up? Man I hate cold weather.

Lee


Maybe or7 has moved a bit more south!! OR7 is a wandering wolf from Oregon and is in northern California!!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Neighbor"s dog?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

yep.. my pens have netting over the top to keep the hawks and hoot owls out..
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

soundguy wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:58:06 01/15/13) yep.. my pens have netting over the top to keep the hawks and hoot owls out..



I hope to get them through the next few weeks until it warms up again then re-assess what to do to keep them secure. For the moment I have a radio on a talk show to make it sound like someone is there - decided that Rush Limbaugh would be the best to scare those abundant critters off!!!!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

motion lamp may work
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Shoot G all you guys get down your way is cool weather LOL . Now if you got up this way I might agree but then this that we are having is still not as cold as I have lived with. Been in the teens at night and maybe up to 30 here during the days
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: OT what got my chicken? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That"s too cold for me---give me 70-90 and I"m happy..
 
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