Today was the first day that my 4 to 8 week old chickens were put out in the run together.
The 8 week old chickens have been put out there with no problem.
When my fiancé came home today after the chickens had been outside for 5 hours, three of the chickens had been killed. Two of the 4 week old chickens were bit in the neck and wings, and the third eight week old had been partially eaten and the predator had tried to drag it into the hole.
The predators tunnel was discovered once the chicken coop was lifted up.
The run had three feet of hardware cloth, with 1 foot of hardware cloth buried in the ground and 2 feet attached to the chain-link fence above ground.
Aside from burying hardware cloth along the flooring of the run, are there any other tips or ideas of what attacked my chickens?
Sara (Southern California)
Edited by SomisChickens - 4/26/16 at 9:58pm