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Guts eaten out of dead hen

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What predator kills a chicken and eats the guts? Head still contacted with some breast meat eaten.
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:welcome

The predator ID chart from Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens says that 

"Rear end bitten, intestines pulled out"

means a fisher or a marten. 

Sorry to hear about the death of your chicken. Hope you can eliminate whatever killed it. :)

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Originally Posted by lholcomb View Post

What predator kills a chicken and eats the guts? Head still contacted with some breast meat eaten.

 

A hundred to one your varmint is a possum.

 

Oh, Buy the way, :welcome

Welcome to the BYC flock. ​


Edited by chickengeorgeto - 2/6/16 at 11:55pm
Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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