I lost my hen too

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hensRus, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. hensRus

    hensRus Hatching

    Oct 6, 2009
    I went out to my chicken yard and something had taken the head off of my large bard rock hen. Then it ate seven eggs and left the shells. I set a trap for three nights and caught the skunk today. Will keep the trap out for a while, and repair where he got in. I'm having to hide the other hens in my goat barn until I can do repairs. Yikes.
  2. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Skunk ate the eggs but probably a racoon beheaded the chicken.

    Keep the trap out and baited. Maybe put a hot wire around your chicken yard. Will keep out most predators and is easy to do.

    Sorry about your hen. [​IMG]

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