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What predator eats chickens head off???

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Besides a coon..... I dont think its a coon. I saw a skunk. Would they do it???
We came back from a two day camping trip and something pulled two of my 5 week old silkies right thru the chicken wire. all that was left was a pile of feathers and some guts smooshed on the fencing. The third silkie it ate off the head and the body was still lying next to the fence.

I am not having much luck with these silkies!!!! roll
There is no evidence of an actual "break-in". Just some digging around the perimeter where the lil ones slepped outside.... barnie  There were tiny lil paw prints there.

Would a Skunk eat a chicken like that??? hit


Edited by Half-a-dozen - 7/13/08 at 7:47pm
DH, 4 kids and Wyandottes, Golden comets, Speckled Sussex, BOs, BRs, RSLs, WLHs, RIRs, LBs, Easter Eggers, Blk Australorps, Silver Pheonix, Cochins, Polish, and Silkies.... 


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DH, 4 kids and Wyandottes, Golden comets, Speckled Sussex, BOs, BRs, RSLs, WLHs, RIRs, LBs, Easter Eggers, Blk Australorps, Silver Pheonix, Cochins, Polish, and Silkies.... 


  In God we Trust..... all others we monitor.........
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post #2 of 4

Coon or a dog/fox/coyote.

Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #3 of 4

Possums and Raccoons,  in our area.

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So not a skunk???? AAAhhhggg!!! that means something else is out there?? barnie

DH, 4 kids and Wyandottes, Golden comets, Speckled Sussex, BOs, BRs, RSLs, WLHs, RIRs, LBs, Easter Eggers, Blk Australorps, Silver Pheonix, Cochins, Polish, and Silkies.... 


  In God we Trust..... all others we monitor.........
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DH, 4 kids and Wyandottes, Golden comets, Speckled Sussex, BOs, BRs, RSLs, WLHs, RIRs, LBs, Easter Eggers, Blk Australorps, Silver Pheonix, Cochins, Polish, and Silkies.... 


  In God we Trust..... all others we monitor.........
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