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#1 East coast

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:53 am

My mate who is a keeper is having poults killed, there is 2 small holes at back of head an they have buried a few as well. They have killed a few outside the pen and a couple inside. Thought it may have been a mink or a ferret.

Has the usually stuff set up around the pen but still no takers.

Any suggestions?

#2 hound dog1

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:57 am

i would say stoat or weasel mate

#3 2434me

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:05 am

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:27 am

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .


Thats sickening :angry:

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:46 am

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .

That is the worst thing imaginable i lost count after 100 what was the final count 130 or something?

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:50 am

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .

suprised i didnt hear you swearing from here

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 02:34 pm

sounds like it could be mink, stoat or weasel. A couple of well placed fenns will sort it out.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:50 pm

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .


Its a shame the anti's dont choose to see these photos hey, gutting!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:49 pm

A mink or ferret wouldn't usally bury i wouldn't of thought.Foxes bury all the time but mostly take the heads off or crunch marks under the wings and on the back.look around wet patches on the ground see what tracks are about is he sure its not a otter?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:03 am

Some you win some you loose !!!
This was done by a big cub two years ago . Badger in first ,then a single line of fox prints through the middle of the hole .

That is the worst thing imaginable i lost count after 100 what was the final count 130 or something?

I think we picked up 160/70 in the pen and another 40 outside the pen later .
It fairly spoils your day !! :cry:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:40 am

Used to help a keeper near me and we lost 60 - 70 one night.
Turned out it was a family of owls!!!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:53 am

Used to help a keeper near me and we lost 60 - 70 one night.
Turned out it was a family of owls!!!


i heared tawnys do more damage than buzzards to poults, very underarted raptor.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:41 am

I lost 87 poults in one pen last year, they all had their heads taken off and 3/4 buried, only their legs sticking out the ground, it was the work of 2 cubs, they'd squeezed through our fox grids. I got the full family that week, dog, vixen and 3 cubs. and at £3.25 a poult it was an expensive loss!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:26 pm

There is 2 small teeth like marks at back of head, rest of body seems okay. I thought hedgehog but they more likely to crush the head. He has traps set up around ranging from cage to fenns to snares.
Have had tawny owls kill poults before in pens.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:42 pm

sounds like one of those rare flesh eating haggis's to me :gunsmilie:


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