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keep losing chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Medizzytoo, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Medizzytoo

    Medizzytoo Hatching

    Jun 22, 2008
    I was losing chickens off the deck while roosting, then out of the coop while broody...now the 9 week old chicks are being pulled out of the pen....what could be yanking them thru the wholes in the pen?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Could be anything, but I'd close up those holes with hardware cloth so no one else can be pulled through. Those must be fairly large holes if a 9 week old can go through, unless they're bantams. I'd say raccoon. They stick their paws through and when the bird comes to see the wiggling fingers, they grab it.
  3. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Songster

    Nov 29, 2007
    my guess would be coon or weasle!!

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