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look what i found when i went to the coop today*** warning Graphic****

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by farmboydj, May 28, 2011.

  1. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i went out to the coop today and i found this laying on the ground i have a enclosed coop so i dont think something could have gotten in and gotten it and i know it happened some time today. do you think if the other chickens ate this it would be safe to eat the eggs? what do you think happened?[​IMG]:sick:sick:sick

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  2. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    something definitely got in there.
    weasels can get in very tight spots
    sorry for your loss
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it me, or did anyone notice that the prior two postson this thread are gone?
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:maybe a weasel got them
     
  5. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!! I am new to chickens, so I can't help. But i sure you find out what did this.
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    OMG makes me want to cry....ur other birds did not attack it did they?? i know if you have more than one roo...they can fight to the death...poor little guy [​IMG]
     
  7. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it might be a raccoon or a opossum we do not have weasels here. but i do hope i find what did it and it wont be a happy day for it
     
  8. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Quote:Well if you have an enclosed coop, then nothing big should have been able to get in. check the run and area for "dig" holes to see if you can find the source of entry..otherwise i would keep and eye on the lil ones that are left to make sure they are not fighting.
     
  9. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What time of day did you find the carcass? I have never, ever seen my chickens pick over a dead coopmate like that--it has to be something that got in.

    Predators can be crafty buggers, finding small holes to slide through to get an easy chicken dinner.

    Is your coop's door open at night? Search the enclosure for stretched wires. Is the enclosure hardware cloth or something else?
     
  10. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    maybe a mink? i didnt know i had them in my area until my ferocious scottish terrier killed one that i think was trying to get into the coop. It was as long as her, but only about a 4 in diameter
     

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