chicken dead

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken Lover 1, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My millieflur bantam was found dead yesterday. She was my tamest chicken. [​IMG]I miss her so much. I think a weasle or ferret did it. Are they dangerous to normal sized chickens because if so I don't know what to do.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG].

    What parts were eaten?
     
  3. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The head neck and chest
     
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A weasel would have killed more than one bird and would have most likely only eaten the head. The MO seems to point to a opossum. I think a hawk would have eaten the breast (but not the head?). A raccoon is another possibility though likely would have killed more than one also. Just my humble opinion.
     
  5. cdavis76

    cdavis76 Out Of The Brooder

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    a hawk or owl either one would have eaten the breast so i'm going for the predator being a possum
     
  6. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i coulnt have been a bird of prey my cage is covered although i just found a hole even a racoon could get through
     
  7. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard in my neck of the woods opossum eat the tail end, coon eat the breast. Maybe it was spooked out of the cage before it could do any more damage?
     
  8. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so. My friend saw a brown thing run away after being chased by my dog.
     
  9. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fixs the coop & set a trap. What ever it was will be back now that he knows where it can get dinner.
     

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