Guts eaten out of dead hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lholcomb, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. lholcomb

    lholcomb Hatching

    Feb 6, 2016
    What predator kills a chicken and eats the guts? Head still contacted with some breast meat eaten.

  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    The predator ID chart from Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens says that
    "Rear end bitten, intestines pulled out"
    means a fisher or a marten.
    Sorry to hear about the death of your chicken. Hope you can eliminate whatever killed it. :)
  3. A hundred to one your varmint is a possum.

    Oh, Buy the way, [​IMG]
    Welcome to the BYC flock.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016

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