Chicken gone

Lappyfrog

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
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Help I need to know what killed and drag 3 of my chicken out. I tied the strings to my coop and don't. Know how it gone in. I need some advice to what animal/rodent it is but I'm not sure. And the second chicken killed but no body was left behind But the feathers of the barred rock was the blacks and yellow feather was never left behind. And the states Illinois.
 
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jdywntr

Songster
10 Years
Oct 31, 2009
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Somerville, AL
Was this at night or during the day? What are they kept in?

I think you are saying that you only had feathers from the barred rock but no bodies left from any. Is that right?
 

Lappyfrog

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
3
0
7
It meant all my chicken body was dragged out but none was left behind. The only clue we got was the barred rock's. feathers.
 

Lappyfrog

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
3
0
7
I tied the strings to keep the doors closed. But did not know how the animal got in. I did not had time to make the question sense. Sorry
 

cafarmgirl

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
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There is quite a list of potential suspects who are capable of getting in and carrying off a chicken. Whatever it was will be back, or some other predator will show up. I'd install a more substantial latch on the coop door.

I'm not clear from your post if the string holding the door was broken or not, you said you don't know how it got in. If the door was still secured with string then check the coop carefully. Raccons don't need much of a gap to squeeze through, neither does a weasel or various other critters.
 

featheredmom

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 5, 2012
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2
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Sometimes you don't know how they get in.

We have a "secure" coop and our door has a piece of wood that when turned sideways will not allow it to open...BUT something got 2 of our hens anyway. We checked the coop over and over and never found a source, so we took the whole thing apart piece by piece and rebuilt it. Small animals do not need much room and there is something you aren't seeing.

So, when in doubt, rebuild.
 

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