Can't figure out my predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick-herdess, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Chick-herdess

    Chick-herdess New Egg

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    My predators are usually hawks, but I had a chicken killed today and cannot figure out what did it. There was no blood at all or any wounds that I could find. She had two bald-ish patches on her back (which she was lying on) and seemed to have been dragged up to a small hole in the wall of the barn (not the coop, just a place my hens hang out). I think I saw some paw prints, but they were very faint and hard to make out. Does anyone have any idea what my predator might be? I'm trying to figure out how I might prevent any further casualties!
     
  2. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    _I had something similar happen to two muscovy ducks last summer. Where do you live?
     
  3. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps a weasel or a mink? One of the two got into my chicken coop about a year ago and killed a bunch of chickens...very little blood, chickens just laying around dead.

    Hope you find a solution!
     

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