Anyone ever had a chicken adopt a skunk before????!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ruana, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. Ruana

    Ruana New Egg

    Dec 16, 2009
    So, we went down to the hen-house this morning to check on one of our hens who is broody. And she was sitting on her eggs. But she was also sitting on a (live) skunk. We thought at first that the skunk must be eating the eggs, but he didn't appear to be, and there were plenty of eggs around that weren't under hens. We removed the skunk, much to the annoyance of the hen, but when we went back down in the afternoon he was back under her again!!! He settles himself in either completely under her (on top of the eggs) or with his head tucked under. She seems perfectly content and only cross when I go near. I have photographic evidence in case no-one believes me! Anyone else had a chicken adopt a skunk or other animal before?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] post the pictures! [​IMG]

    Best get the skunk out - it will eventually get hungry! [​IMG]
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    we sooooo need pictures.. plz plz plz
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    how strange and oddly humorous.
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    We need to see this!!!!!!
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    That one is new to me. I have a picture of a hen brooding a puppy--with an irate chick standing beside her in the cold that I use as a screen saver, but I've never even heard of one adopting an egg eater. I'd love to see the pictures, sounds even better than the byc game cam thread.
  8. Ruana

    Ruana New Egg

    Dec 16, 2009
    Where's the best place for me to post the photos? New to this forum . . .
  9. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    You can post them right here in this thread [​IMG]
  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    Quote:right here you just copy the link or you upload them then copy the link i cant wait to see this
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