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

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

  1. ChickenBoii

    ChickenBoii New Egg

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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

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

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

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    A weasel can easily get in through a chain link fence. They have been known to eat chickens' heads.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is the tarp the only thing across the to of the run?
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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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

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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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