July 2005


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Dotty Harala <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:14:55 -0700
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At 03:38 PM 7/22/2005 -0400, you wrote:
> > >We came home last night to find most of our poultry slaughtered.
> >
>    What an awful experience.  But I have to ask what you think did it.
>       Normally with a preditor involved, we lose only one at a time.
>       The fact that you came home to a whole slaughter makes me wonder if a
>pack or several or even a single dog could be the culprits.

Serena,  I am so sorry.  It must have been devastating.  I was wondering
the same thing as Dorothy-could it possibly be a dog or pack of dogs?  With
all the development going on?


>       It seems to me that preditors take what they can eat or perhaps what
>they can carry back to their young, but they don't do wholesale slaughter or
>     Could your rooster have broken his neck when he panicked and flew into
>      When I was young several times I remember having multiple killed and
>injured ducks and it was always dogs involved.  One time a neighbor's dog
>and one time two strays. (They also tried breaking into the rabbit houses
>but failed.
>       A friend who has geese, ducks and chickens says the same thing.  When
>preditors take them, they totally disappear, except with a hawk hit you can
>sometimes find the feathers or interrupt the attack.  Otherwise they
>disappear without a trace.
>         Dorothy