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Is this even a possibility?

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We have a half wrap around porch that my three chickens (Barred Rocks, 2 hens and a rooster named Raptor, around a year old) like to hang out under in the summer heat. Today, my father found a dead skunk under the porch. Do you think it just decided that was a good place to curl up and die or is it possible that my Raptor killed it?!? His aggressiveness has been hitting an all time high lately so I'm wondering.

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I highly doubt your rooster killed it.

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I highly doubt your rooster killed it.

Thank you, I thought it a bit unlikely but wanted to know if anyone else had ever heard of such a thing. Thank the Lord for protecting my babies then ^____^

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I highly doubt your rooster killed it.

I'm in this camp. Roosters can be pretty aggressive, but probably not THAT aggressive.

"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

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"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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post #5 of 9

A skunk would have been able to get off a couple of "shots" before the rooster killed it.  If the rooster, or the area around, doesn't stink the skunk probably died from something else.

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This the time of year I see wildlife coming down with distemper. They get delirious making so they can be found in strange places dead or nearly so.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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My first rooster would kill rabbits. If he saw a rabbit he would take off after it like a dog. So yes a rooster can kill small animals.
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Meet Raptor and the gals.
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A rooster is quite lacking in the deadly weapons department.  For a rooster to kill a skunk the skunk would have to hang around for a very long time while the roo pounded on the skunks noggin.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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