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

farmboydj

Songster
10 Years
May 18, 2009
149
1
109
puyallup wa
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?
:sick:sick:sick

 

mljohnson05

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
1,442
9
131
Missouri
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
 

farmboydj

Songster
10 Years
May 18, 2009
149
1
109
puyallup wa
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
 

mljohnson05

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
1,442
9
131
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.
 

ralleia

Songster
8 Years
Mar 22, 2011
477
32
151
Omaha, NE
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?
 

Quinn4321

Songster
9 Years
Aug 28, 2010
7,215
1
219
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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