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What ate my chicken

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Thread Starter 
One if my chickens was eaten all that remained was the wings (which were separated from the body) and the legs with the butt and git's attached everything else was gone. I was wondering if any of you knew why are my chicken.
post #2 of 7

Raccoon, opossum are prime suspects. Fox and coyote will usually carry the whole bird away.

It could be other things depending on what predators are in your area and time of day/night.

 

Where do you live and what time of day did it happen?

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 7
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It happened a night and there are lots of opposing in the area.The weird thing is that my dogs were in the coop the same time it happened but the dogs can't get in.
post #4 of 7

If we knew what part of the world you lived in we could make more suggestions.

 

Most predators come out just after dusk - and then return several more times through the night.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 5/17/16 at 5:03pm

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 7
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I live in the Midwest.
post #6 of 7

So many predators have the same MO. The real question should be, "How did something get into my coop, and what do I need to do to prevent it from happening again?" If your dogs can't get into your coop, how did they get in there, and are you sure they didn't eat your chicken?

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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post #7 of 7
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I have a giant limestone coop with four iner pens and two doors to the out side one pen that has a door to the outside I left open for my dogs the pen next to it isn't fully protected it only has a wall going half the way to the roof and the ogre half isn't closed up unlike the rest of the pens. But I have resolved it by movin my pups out of the coop.
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