Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by First To Hatch, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    New York
    Well I only have like two cortunix left something came to them at night pulled their heads out the wire and ate their heads, am I dealing with a weasel or what?

  2. KyleD.

    KyleD. Songster

    Feb 3, 2009
    south carolina
    I think maybe rats do that? I'm not sure.
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Sounds like a racoon. Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  4. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    New York
    I don't think we have raccoons around where I live..... plus whatever it was it climbed up on the galvanized tray and grabbed it from the BOTTOM.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    cat or opossum is my guess

  6. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    New York
    It can't be a cat I'm sure of that.
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    possum or coon in my guesstimation. Sorry [​IMG] Going through same thing myself.
  8. cawooduck

    cawooduck Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Livermore, CA
    Id almost be willing to bet its raccoons, they love to eat the heads of birds because of the protien in the brains. A couple years ago i had a coon wipe out almost 20 assorted ducklings while i was gone for a couple days. I live out in the wide open where the nearest wooded area or creek is about 3 miles away, at first i thought a hawk did it as i had an open top on the pen. One morning while going to work i went to check on the remaining ducklings and there was a coon in the tree in the pen eating the head on a duckling, i ran in the house to get the gun but it had taken off in the mean time. I spent a week trapping the area and ended up with THREE raccoons. I have only trapped one raccoon since then. I keep a pretty active trapping program around the house now and it seemed like things have stopped.

    Sounds like you need smaller wire, i assume you have 1" wire?
  9. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    i went through the same thing a couple of years ago with baby duck. They would reach in and pull them through the chicken wire. Well this year we decided to get baby chicks and decided we werent going to go through that again, so my husband build out run out of the real thick rabbit wire. You cant get your pinky finger in the wholes. Its only 1' X 1/2". The only thing able to get through is a fly! The top/roof is the same way. Its such a relief.

  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    yes would bet a coon, they will eat the legs off of birds from under the wire bottom pens.

    Raccoons live in most city also, all northeastern state.

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