Had a racc00n get a chick

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Scottgreatkids, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Scottgreatkids

    Scottgreatkids New Egg

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    Hey all,
    I had a raccoon get one of my chicks and the hens have stopped laying, one of the hens now roosts in a tree nearby.

    The night the coon came there were partly developed egg shells on the floor of the coop (aborted eggs?).... today there were the same.

    I have never seen this before. Is this common? Am I on crack and those things are some fungus?

    Any help would be appriciated.

    Scott

    p.s. the coon is no longer a problem, though we are keeping a trap out nightly.
     

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