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Chickens heads ripped off... In an enclosed space! - HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickenBoii, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. ChickenBoii

    ChickenBoii Hatching

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    Hello, my chickens died in a 100% enclosed cage... Here is the design:
    A chainlink fence going 3 ft in the ground and 2 above. A door but its not 'easy' to get in.
    But.... What's been happening is strange it's just a hole throught the chickens, usually where the head was...
    Please Help :(

    Also I live in CA (California).

    Ontop is a tarp but they're no ways a raccoon could've got in unless it was a VERY small one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  2. ChickenBoii

    ChickenBoii Hatching

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    Also, just found some evidence that a Chicken escaped with its feathers arround neck GONE...
     
  3. ChickenBoii

    ChickenBoii Hatching

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    Only the black chicken's seem to survive
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road Premium Member 8 Years

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    A weasel can easily get in through a chain link fence. They have been known to eat chickens' heads.
     
  5. Is the tarp the only thing across the to of the run?
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging 9 Years

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    Chain link fence? Work on showing pictures of setup and carcasses. I would not rule out predator doing business from outside just yet.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    If a chicken can escape, something as large can get in. The possibilities are myriad. Is there a coop that can be locked?
     

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