Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kyfarmer, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    ok i have lost alot of chickens here they eat there legs off and just tear them up and leave them i just wanted to know what could be doing this any help plazzzzzzz [​IMG]

  2. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    The poor things!! Right now, I'd be more concerned with making them a predator proof coop and run. Are you free ranging them? Do you close them up in a coop at night? All your critters need protection asap. Good luck.
  3. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    North Carolina
    raccoon, skunk, possum

    they are a pain and that stupid raccoon can put his paws thru cracks and grab one and tear him up good. had it happen to mine.
  4. Stupid coons!!!! I hate them. Sorry you lost a few hens.

  5. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I agree that it could be a number of animals. You will need to check out your coop/run for weaknesses. Chicken wire is not good at keeping predators out, hardware cloth is much better. Sorry about your girls.

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