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chicken HEAD predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TeaChick, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

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    I know the answer is here on BYC somewhere. I can't find it.

    Which predator takes only the head of a chicken?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Owl and skunk will both do this. I believe weasels are also known to as well.
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hawks do the same

    CT
     
  4. susan6sw

    susan6sw Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had a problem with a raccoon. No more total free range. We've enclosed and electrified about 800 square feet for the birds and they have started to go into their coop at night which they weren't doing before the murders started.
     
  5. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all for the answers!!! :)
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    Where are they when they're being taken? Roosting in trees? In the coop? Free ranging? What time of day is it happening? Answering those questions could help narrow down your predators.
     
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    Nasnro Out Of The Brooder

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  8. taylorsmith354

    taylorsmith354 New Egg

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    If a raccoon can't get into the pen of a chicken it will often rip the chickens had off from outside of the pen
     

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