Coon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cutter, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. cutter

    cutter Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldnt find one of my big hens so i went to looking and found her by the river with all her feathers plucked off her breast.I think maybe she will b alright,could this b a coon doing this.I didnt think a coon would do this in the daylight.
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    A dog maybe? Does she look like she got grabbed and shaken?
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Animals are not so much nocturnal or not ,they are just opportunistic . When minimum human activity occurs they feed .
     
  4. Talihofarms

    Talihofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it is a coon. The head is usually where they start in order to eat the crop first.
    Weasel, Mink, Cat, more sounds like it. young hawk possibly.




    just my .02
     
  5. cutter

    cutter Out Of The Brooder

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    But why just the breast feathers gone?
     
  6. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that's where she was first grabbed but somehow made a very lucky escape.
     

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