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Something is eating my eggs!

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I have 21 hens that range from 22 weeks to 2 years old. I have not gotten an egg in 5 days! I just thought my chickens were slacking until I found some weird feces in the nesting boxes. It was long and skinny with a white tip. I'm wondering what kind of animal is eating my eggs. 

We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Howdy Gossie as gross as it sounds, a picture of the poop might help identify the culprit.

 

I do know that snake and lizard poop has a white tip as, like chickens, they incorporate urine with the bowel movement.

 

Unfortunately your profile does not mention where you are located and I wonder if you have snakes or lizards where you are.

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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I'll try and get a picture tomorrow. We do have snakes in our area, but I've never seen a lizard. Hopefully, tomorrow's picture will help identify the culprit. 

We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am having troubles uploading the picture to my computer. I'll try and get the picture up tomorrow.

We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Teila View Post
 

Howdy Gossie as gross as it sounds, a picture of the poop might help identify the culprit.

 

I do know that snake and lizard poop has a white tip as, like chickens, they incorporate urine with the bowel movement.

 

Unfortunately your profile does not mention where you are located and I wonder if you have snakes or lizards where you are.

Sounds like reptile poo to me too. 

post #6 of 6

I had something eating my eggs too.  Then my wife went out to get eggs one day and saw this...

 

 

When I got home I found him in a dresser drawer that is in the barn....

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