Lets Figure out What Is Eating My Chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by The Konnerator, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. The Konnerator

    The Konnerator Chicken Boy

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    So me and my grandma have like 45 chickens in all; so in the past month weve been finding chickens with their heads off.
    So im asking you if you can tell me how to find out whats eating them
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. The Konnerator

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. The Konnerator

    The Konnerator Chicken Boy

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    in my situation it looks like a weasel thanks for the help ill use this thread again if i need help you should go to the thred random stuff about things
     
  6. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to agree. I've had raccoon attacks and found headless carcasses scattered across my yard, horrifying my children. I had to trap the bugger, but hes gone now. Mink, weasels,skunks,raccoons, ferrets, any animal of the muskelid family, can come in and haul off birds and eat only heads, but weasels and raccoons and skunks are the worst.
     
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  7. The Konnerator

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    if its a skunk im calling somebody because i dont want to get sprayed
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Weasels will also suck the blood - they are hideous. I've read moth balls repel skunks, for instance if you find the den when it is vacant - you could throw some in there. Also one item said Skunks do NOT foul their den, so skunk poo scattered there will also repel them. Had one that would dig up the flower bed, and make big holes in the yard- probably the start of a den. Didn't want any skunk pups running around. I put moth balls in the holes - it seems to have worked. It stopped coming around.
     

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