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What animal eats only the head?

post #1 of 12
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I woke up this morning to find my pullet's head eatin. The only thing left from the head, was the beak. What will do this????????

post #2 of 12

Coon..they will eat the entire bird and leave the legs behind or sometimes only eat the head.

I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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post #3 of 12

Weasel, coon, or any other small-medium sized predator.  Most will start with the head.  If they are disturbed that is all that is eaten.

Sorry you lost your pullet.

Matt

Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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Foothills Poultry since 2003

 

- Standards: White Rocks and SQ Black Cochins
- Bantams: BCLB/CLB Dutch, Calico Pet Project, and lots of Pets

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post #4 of 12

Coon. Sorry for your loss.

If you can't laugh at yourself and in turn, everyone else, when you or they do something amusing, life is far too serious. Some folks just find more things amusing than others.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
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If you can't laugh at yourself and in turn, everyone else, when you or they do something amusing, life is far too serious. Some folks just find more things amusing than others.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
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post #5 of 12

Sounds like a possum to me.

post #6 of 12

big wood rats do that here

Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
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Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
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post #7 of 12

Stoat, weasel, coon, Mink, Ferrit. any of those. Young chicks Rat but they usually eat the whole thing and they don;t usually go for bigger birds. Wild Cat takes the whole bird and so do birds of prey. Domestic cats don;t usually touch chickens at all, though sometimes they will take unguarded chicks again not just the head.

Sorry for your loss.

Oesdog

Oesdog -  Blessed are the cross-eyed for they shell inherit twice as much!                                        
The teddy bear hymn? Gladly the cross-eyed bear!
7 hens, 3 chicks,1 little dog, 1 BIG DOG, 1 cat, 1 DH, 3 adult sons,1 adult girl/SIL and Grand baby girl.

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Oesdog -  Blessed are the cross-eyed for they shell inherit twice as much!                                        
The teddy bear hymn? Gladly the cross-eyed bear!
7 hens, 3 chicks,1 little dog, 1 BIG DOG, 1 cat, 1 DH, 3 adult sons,1 adult girl/SIL and Grand baby girl.

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post #8 of 12

I seen a hawk do it to one of my hens.

post #9 of 12

Definitely, hawk will pop off the head, if it's head and heck, I'd say possum.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the feedback! I live in central Florida, can I kill raccoons or anything that threatens my chickens? I live in the county.
Thanks!

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