• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Mike Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • paul wheaton
garden masters:
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Mike Barkley

Massacre at my tiny farm

  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Just recently had something kill two of my rabbits. I am thinking stray dog.


Posts: 787
Location: NE Oklahoma zone 7a
dog forest garden books urban chicken bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sorry to hear that about the attack. By your blog post it sounds like you have dogs of your own but they were not alerted during the attack? Seems a little strange that a stray dog could come by and your dogs wouldn't be alerted to its presence. My dogs alert me when something is encroaching weather its a squirrel, hawk, human, owl, possum, etc.. When its a dog they just go nuts.

Could the chunks of rabbit have been pulled through the cage without the door ever opening?
Posts: 1273
Location: Victoria BC
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My sympathies, definitely an unpleasant thing to find.

Do you have any pictures of your cages? That's very odd how about the cages being one open/one closed yet both empty... as well as the dogs not reacting...

Do you have coons? I've had them take chickens from tractors which they can only get an arm into; if they can grab the chicken, they can usually pull it over, kill it, and deconstruct it as necessary to remove the parts. They'd also be the predator most likely to successfully open a cage...
Montana has cold dark nights. Perfect for the heat from incandescent light. Tiny ad:
Intrinsic: An Agriculture of Altered Chaos
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!