Guts eaten out of dead hen

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

  1. lholcomb

    lholcomb Hatching

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

  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

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    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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