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Egg stealer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Whiber02, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Whiber02

    Whiber02 In the Brooder

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    I need help, I only have six chickens, and somthing has been stealing my eggs, for the past one or two weeks I havent been getting a single egg, and theres little droppings the size of rat poop, I set up a small trap outside my chicken coop, and so far havent gotten anything, I havent let my chickens out for a few weeks because I'm scared there going to get eaten or something,
    any sugestions???? [​IMG] I seriously cant think of anything,
    Ps. I live In Indiana U.S.A, if that helps?
     

  2. amillecay

    amillecay Songster

    Dec 29, 2011
    Either a rat is stealing them or maybe it's a snake? I would need a photo of the poo to tell ya!

    I had a snake eating eggs for a a while it was horrible!
     
  3. Whiber02

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    Thanks, I'll put that on my to do list, Check back later and you might have a picture.
     
  4. amillecay

    amillecay Songster

    Dec 29, 2011
    Okay I will!
     
  5. Whiber02

    Whiber02 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Its kinda hard to see the poo, also, when I checked on them today I saw a cracked egg shell!
     
  6. Whiber02

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    Oh, and about the golf balls in the first picture, when my Hens started to lay, I put golf balls in the laying bed,it kinda encorages them to lay eggs there![​IMG]
     
  7. Whiber02

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    we did have snakes INSIDE the coop a few years ago, none since then really.[​IMG]
     

  8. amillecay

    amillecay Songster

    Dec 29, 2011
  9. amillecay

    amillecay Songster

    Dec 29, 2011
    Ah well sometimes you don't see the snakes right away, so it could be one I suppose, I would keep a very close eye on it!!
     
  10. Whiber02

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    Thank you SOOOOOO much!!
    That really Helps![​IMG]
     

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