55 dead chicks

ericmcginn5

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 2, 2013
375
3
91
My sister had 65 tennage chickens 2 mo th old shd went to look at them and 55 of them were dead in one night. There was 2 holes in the wire about a foot across that a animal came thro. The chicks were everywere some with missing heads some with legs pulled of and some perfectly normal just dead. What amnimal u think this is. Plz help
 

btguy

Songster
Dec 19, 2013
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33
126
North Mississippi
predators will get around or through anything that can be gotten around or through, look in some of the coop design pages for tricks to help like burying wire. my own advice is that when better wire is put on put trim boards over any edges of the wire. i had something (probably fox or coyote) pull out the U nails securing mine once. since it is practically impossible to drive out all the predators building them out is the best way. when you get wire... if you can break it a predator probably can too. ill admit i went overboard and put horse fence wire around mine but then i have watched a fox have at it and fail since then so :). sorry for the losses though. i always hate when i loose one even if it was destined for the dinner table sigh.
 

ericmcginn5

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 2, 2013
375
3
91
Ty all i have my coops suppper animal profed 1/4 INCH wire is the biggest space thro . But my sisters coops not so much
 

minnehaha

Songster
5 Years
Mar 13, 2014
808
92
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Spokane, WA
I would guess it is the work of an evil raccoon, they murder for fun, and after they have hit, the area looks like a crime scene! So sorry for your loss.
 

brysuebb

Hatching
5 Years
Jun 15, 2014
5
0
7
Do you have anyne with ferrets or (weasels i think is another name ) they do this type of killing
 

MeepBeep

Songster
5 Years
Do you have anyne with ferrets or (weasels i think is another name ) they do this type of killing

Sounds like a weasel


The OP said there was an opening ripped in the wire about a foot across, IMO that pretty much rules out a weasel or ferret as they would have squeezed through a much smaller opening...

My guess is raccoon...
 

LanceTN

Chirping
5 Years
Aug 31, 2014
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16
68
The OP said there was an opening ripped in the wire about a foot across, IMO that pretty much rules out a weasel or ferret as they would have squeezed through a much smaller opening...

My guess is raccoon...


Could be so, just the beheaded chicks makes me think weasel
 

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