Chickens being killed and eaten last one in broad daylight

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by isadream, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My young chickens 4-5 months old are being killed and eaten. At first they were being killed at nite but this afternoon one came up dead. Whatever it is is eating a lot of the chicken and is breaking the bones in the chicken and ripping out lots of feathers. It has not killed any turkeys or adult chickens. Also I am getting no eggs and I have not been getting any eggs since this started.

    No signs of it digging in--I think it is climbing over the run. My airedale did come up sprayed by a skunk but we have had at least 1 skunk here for several years. This just started about 2 months ago.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Renee
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a hot fence. I have never had anything try to go over but have had critters try to dig under. Once they touch the hot wire they don't come back for more...
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm guessing it's a coon.
     

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