Egg stealer

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

  1. Whiber02

    Whiber02 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Whiber02 Out Of The Brooder

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
    Okay I will!
     
  5. Whiber02

    Whiber02 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
  9. amillecay

    amillecay Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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