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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Stoney22, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anybody had a problem with squirrels killing baby chicks? I had seen alot of squirrels and then later in the day I had a chick turn up missing, it was last Wednesday and I haven't had a problem so far since. Whatever it was fit thru one inch poultry nettling or climbed up the coop and went thru the whole in the roof of the run and killed it in the run, I've since closed the whole.
     
  2. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds more like a rat or a snake. I don't think squirrels eat meat.
     
  3. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just curious since I saw a squirrel. I know red squirrels kill and eat baby rabbits on occasion so Idk if grays did the same.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Squirrels do eat meat. During their nesting season its pretty common for them to snatch baby birds from their nests for extra protein so they can feed their own young. It could be them, or rats if you've got them, snakes, birds of prey, coons, everything likes chicken for dinner. Good luck!
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they eat meat.

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  6. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Smokes! That picture is scary!
     
  7. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its funny cuz that's what was left just a few feathers and one intestine and I haven't had, so far, an incident since.
     
  8. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW! That's a new one on me! Poor little chickadee [​IMG]
    I agree eggboy, that pic is scary!
     

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