Chicken dead in coop

Laura Murphy Bevis

In the Brooder
Oct 1, 2017
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We have 13 chickens they’re all live together in one coop this morning we found one silky totally skinned no head left no bones just one sided of skin. The coop is enclosed the only possibility would be small rodents trying to figure out why it died and the other 12 or living without any problems any ideas on type of animal. My neighbor has a tiger cat and wondering if that’s a possibility
 

alexa009

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Apr 6, 2017
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Are you sure you aren't missing sight of any small openings? It was definitely a predator and it wasn't a cat. Cats don't take the head and bones. I am sorry for your loss!:hugs
 

jvls1942

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the chicken might have just up and died and then a bunch of small rodents , like mice, might have nibbled on it..
not likely a tiger cat.. could be, but not likely..
maybe rats.. that would by my best guess..
 

Plakosmom

In the Brooder
Jan 24, 2016
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the chicken might have just up and died and then a bunch of small rodents , like mice, might have nibbled on it..
not likely a tiger cat.. could be, but not likely..
maybe rats.. that would by my best guess..
We had a dead chicken this afternoon, wondered if it just up and died and maybe the other 7 hens pecked at it? Do they do that?
 

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