headless hens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by owensbh, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. owensbh

    owensbh New Egg

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    I've had 3 hens and 1 rooster killed the heads were gone. Then I had 1 eaten all but the wing. I have 4 hens left now. In reading everything I've seen and read will what ever is doing this go after my ducks when the chickens gone?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did this happen day or night? In or out of coop? If in coop, how secure is it?
     
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  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have minks or weasels in your area? They will kill just for fun and will start with the head. If they are hungry, they'll then go for the internal organs as well. Raccoons will also just bit heads off. Even if they can't reach the rest. I've had a coon reach in and grab a chicken through the wire and bite off its head.
     
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  5. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mink or weasel IMO
     
  6. taylorsmith354

    taylorsmith354 New Egg

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    That is a raccoon that is attacking your chickens and I had the same problem about six months ago
     
  7. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could set out a live trap baited with meat and see what you catch.

    Good luck!
     

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