It ate the rear end !!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by iwanteggs, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. iwanteggs

    iwanteggs In the Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I live North of Atlanta about 40 minutes. This morning my wife went to collect the eggs and found broken eggs, dead chicken with backside eaten out. It had been dragged out of its house but left in the pen. It still had a head. According the the article it sounds like a weasel but I was wondering what kind of weasels we have here. Also if the raccoon has full access to the chickens will it still just eat the head.
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    left alone and undisturbed , probably will eat everything but the feathers
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I know that an opossum will eat the ass end and guts out of a chicken and leave everything else.
  4. iwanteggs

    iwanteggs In the Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Will the opossums usually come back night after night.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Oh yeah, as with most preds, they will keep on coming till you a) get a safe place for the birds b) get rid of the predator. I do both just in case.
  6. I cannot fathom the suffering of your poor hen.
    That monster should be punished, why cant they kill from the front first like most animals do.
    Hyenas do it this way too, just cruel.
    Im sorry for your little hen.
    Hope he cant get to them again.
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Time for opossum stew.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Hi neighbor. [​IMG]
    I've never seen a weasel here.
    My bet would be its a possum.

    How did the preditor get in?

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