Hill country rock squirrel killing baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by franko, May 19, 2011.

  1. franko

    franko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone hear of a Hill Country Black Rock squirrel killing baby chicks. I lost three chicks in one short lunch hour. I put the nine week old chicks in my pen for one hour to play and when I came back three were mauled. I put a trap with the dead chicks in it at the same time today, I caught the rock squirrel. Just by chance the squirrel wondered into the trap or was he after the chicks? All comments welcome. Franko
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirrels will kill baby birds, so why not chicks. By the way squirrels will eat just about anything,,,I've seen them go after insects ie: grass hoppers, crickets etc.
     

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